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Victorian Factory Life

by Trevor May

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Victorian Factory Life

Victorian Factory Life explores the lives of the men, women and children who toiled in the factories of Victorian Britain, manufacturing everything from hats, cloth and dinner-plates to beer and locomotives. It was a grim and often perilous existence of long hours, of meager pay and of exhausting labour - and one into which many children were plunged at a young age. Generously illustrated with old photographs, artwork and pieces of ephemera, this book is a powerful evocation of the social iniquities that enabled the prodigious growth of British industry, a historical account of the great injustices with which many are familiar only through the works of Charles Dickens.

Contents

Industrialisation and the Factory System
The Early Cotton Mills
The Range of Factory Work
Health and Safety
Women in the Factories
The Factory Worker at Home and at Play
Out of Work
Factory Life at the end of the Victorian Period

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