Child Workers in England, 1780–1820: Parish Apprentices and by Katrina Honeyman

By Katrina Honeyman

using baby employees was once frequent in fabric production through the overdue eighteenth century. a very important offer of kid employees was once through the parish apprenticeship alternate, wherein pauper little ones might circulation from the 'care' of bad legislation officialdom to the 'care' of early commercial cloth marketers. This learn is the 1st to ascertain intimately either the method and adventure of parish manufacturing facility apprenticeship, and to light up the function performed by way of little ones in early commercial growth. It demanding situations winning notions of exploitation which permeate old dialogue of the early labour strength and questions either the readiness with which parishes 'offloaded' huge numbers in their bad kids to far-off factories, and the cruel self-discipline assumed to were common between early manufacturing facility masters. ultimately the writer explores the way parish apprentices have been used to build a gendered labour strength. Dr Honeyman's publication is a huge contribution to experiences in baby labour and to the wider social, financial, and enterprise heritage of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries.

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