1st Edition

The Education of Children Engaged in Industry in England 1833-1876

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ISBN 9780367138509
Published July 15, 2020 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1931, this title looks at the education received by children working in industry in England between 1833 and 1876. The industrial revolution created more demand for child labour than ever before, but there were few laws to protect the children involved. School was not compulsory for children until the 1880s, but there were new laws brought in and enforced to reduce the numbers of hours they were allowed to work in industry in 1833 and subsequently in 1844. This title deals with the education of children during that time and the implications of the laws introduced.

Table of Contents

Author’s Acknowledgements  1. Child Employment in Factories up to 1831  2. The Factory Act of 1833  3. The Factory Act of 1844  4. Extension of Legislation to Other Trades and Manufactures: Printworks; Lace Factories; Bleaching and Dyeing Works  5. Collieries and Mines  6. Agriculture  7. Legislation for All Industries.  Bibliography.  Index

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Adam Henry Robson