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A Thing of the Past?Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present$
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Michael Lavalette

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780853236344

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.001.0001

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Editor’s Introduction

Editor’s Introduction

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(p.71) Editor’s Introduction
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A Thing of the Past?
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Michael Lavalette
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0013

Michael Lavalette introduces the second section of this text, Child Labour in British History, by presenting the ways in which it deals with the changing nature and form of child employment throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the reasons for the decline in child labour during this time.This introduction also recognises the section’s discussion of the criticism directed towards the older generations of historians for misrepresenting child labour during the Industrial Revolution and the proto-industrial period.

Keywords:   British History, Child Welfare, Social Science, Children’s Studies, Child Labour, Child Sociology, Michael Lavalette

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