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Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution

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    Emma Griffin(Author)

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This remarkable book looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer an intimate firsthand account of how the Industrial Revolution was experienced by the working class. The Industrial Revolution brought not simply misery and poverty. On the contrary, Griffin shows how it raised incomes, improved literacy and offered exciting opportunities for political action.

'Through the 'messy tales' of more than 350 working-class lives, Emma Griffin arrives at an upbeat interpretation of the Industrial Revolution most of us would hardly recognise. It is quite enthralling.' --Elizabeth Grice, 'The Oldie''This is a brave book that challenges accepted wisdom by offering a decidedly optimistic view of the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the opportunities, freedoms and choices available to the working class.' --Pat Hudson, 'Times Higher Education Supplement'

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  • PDF | 320 pages
  • Emma Griffin(Author)
  • Yale University Press; Reprint edition (4 Mar. 2014)
  • English
  • 3
  • Biography

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  • By Paul DeRosa on 1 May 2017

    This is history for both the professional as well as the general history buff. A fascinating story elegently conveyed.

  • By Hughma on 30 December 2013

    History is usually written by the winners.This book gives a voice to some of the victims and losers, but were they really victims.Research on a neglected area which gives a fresh slant on history. A voice which history has been unaware of and ignored in an important area of our society.Similar to the current computer age which is giving many thousand a voice which should not be ignored


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