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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. For many, this was a period of new, and much valued, sexual and cultural freedom. This rich personal account focuses on the social impact of the Industrial Revolution, rather than its economic and political histories. In the tradition of best-selling books by Liza Picard, Judith Flanders, and Jerry White, Griffin gets under the skin of the period and creates a cast of colourful characters, including factory workers, miners, shoemakers, carpenters, servants, and farm labourers.

In this marvelous book, "Liberty s Dawn," Emma Griffin introduces us to or reacquaints us with 350 of the William Aitkens of the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Britain lower-class men and a handful of women who wrote autobiographies, some of them printed, many of them manuscript accounts discovered in repositories across the country. Brian Lewis, "McGill University"--Brian Lewis"Chicago Journals" (06/15/2015)"

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  • PDF | 336 pages
  • Emma Griffin(Author)
  • Yale University Press (5 Mar. 2013)
  • English
  • 10
  • 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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