Destiny Obscure: Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family From the 1820s to the 1920s (Modern British History)

During this significant other quantity to Useful Toil, John Burnett has drawn widely on over 8 hundred formerly unpublished manuscripts. the result's a distinct list of adolescence that unearths in intimate element the rigors and hard-won triumphs of nineteenth-century working-class existence. along with affording infrequent insights into the constructing kid's global of goals, hopes and fears, they mirror an important interval within the evolution of a relations culture; a time whilst, to counteract the brutalizing pressures of urbanization and industrialization, usual humans grew to become to one another for support.
kids have seldom had a voice in heritage: those writers and their studies take their position as a part of the basic textile of our prior.

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