Originally published in 1923, this book covers the career of Lord Shaftesbury from his early career, through Peel's government and factory legislation, and onto religion and philanthropy. His name recalls great achievements in the reform of law; a powerful force in debates and contests, on the issue of which depended the fortunes of England, and he helped to both create and destroy institutions, habits and beliefs to great consequence of his successors.
Table of Contents
1. Ashley's Early Career. 2. The State of the Factories. 3. The First Battle. 4. The Factory Act of 1833 and its Consequences. 5. The Last Years of the Whig Government. 6. Peel and Ashley. 7. The Reform of the Mines. 8. Peel's Government and Factory Legislation. 9. The Passing of the Ten Hours Bill. 10. The Turning Point. 11. The Ten Hours Compromise. 12. Public Health. 13. Shaftesbury and the Agricultural Labourer. 14. The Reform of the Lunacy Laws. 15. Climbing Boys. 16. Religion and Philanthropy. 17. Shaftesbury's Place in the Century.
John Lawrence Hammond was a British journalist and writer on social history and politics. A number of his best-known works were jointly written with his wife, Barbara Hammond.