Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution

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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.

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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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Emma Griffin is senior lecturer in history at the University of East Anglia and an expert on the social and economic history of Britain from 1700 to 1870. She is a frequent contributor to Radio Three's Night Waves and the author of three previous books, including A Short History of the British Industrial Revolution and Blood Sport: A History of Hunting in Britain.

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