This huge volume of 1842, reproduced as a facsimile copy on CD, is a government publication containing evidence on the employment of children. Evidence is stated by means of interviews with the employers, adult workers and children, relating to the work and life style conditions of the children.
We are finding more and more books that are of a general nature, such as first hand descriptions of country life, employment and industries in towns, etc. in the 1800s.
These provide an invaluable source of excellent background information for historians and genealogists. The real meat to how our ancestors lived at the time.
Lifestyle / Social History books can be purchased from the Parish Chest.
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