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Author Kirby, Peter, 1957- author.

Title Child workers and industrial health in Britain, 1780-1850 / Peter Kirby.

Published Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (212 pages) : illustrations.
Series People, markets, goods : economies and societies in history ; volume 2
People, markets, goods ; v. 2.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-202) and index.
Contents Introduction: Locating Children's Industrial Health -- Child Health and the Manufacturing Environment -- Child Health in the Industrial Workplace -- Certifying Surgeons, Children's Ages and Physical Growth -- The Ill-Treatment of Working Children -- Conclusion: Relocating the Health of Industrial Children, 1780-1850.
Summary "Historians have long recognised the importance of child health during the Industrial Revolution, but few have explored the health of working children in any analytical detail. In this comprehensive study, Peter Kirby places the occupational health of employed children within a broad context of social, industrial and environmental change during the period 1780 to 1850. The book explores the deformities, fevers, respiratory complaints, industrial injuries and physical ill-treatment which have long been associated with child labour in the factory workplace. The result is a more nuanced picture of child health and child labour during the classic 'factory age' which raises important questions about the enduring stereotype of the health-impaired and abused industrial child."--Publisher's description.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Child labor -- Great Britain -- History.
Children -- Health and hygiene -- Great Britain -- History.
Industrial hygiene -- Great Britain -- History.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781782044017 (electronic bk.)
1782044019 (electronic bk.)