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5.0 out of 5 stars big ideas, riveting stories, sound scholarship, 26 July 2013
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This review is from: Childhood and Child Labour in the British Industrial Revolution (Cambridge Studies in Economic History - Second Series) (Paperback)
The authority you would expect from an Oxford prof, but what marks this out is the combination of data and storytelling to give compelling accounts of what it felt like to be a child labourer - and interestingly it's not all bad - brilliantly mixed with economic analysis of the reasons for its extraordinary extent and the statistical trends that show how much the industrial revolution turned on children's labour. The usual argument between qualitative and quantitative methods dissolves as this book masters both.
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