The History of Leith

September 7, 2007

British Origins Library – Children’s Employment Commission Part II

This huge government publication of 1842 contains evidence on the employment of children. Evidence is given by interviews with the employers, adult workers and children, relating to the work and lifestyle conditions. It is an extraordinarily rich and vivid resource of detailed information on early 19th century social conditions in the manufacturing areas of Great Britain and Ireland. for more click here

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