Factory Lives: Four Nineteenth-Century Working-Class Autobiographies

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James R. Simmons, Jr
Broadview Press, 2007 M04 10 - 498 páginas

Factory Lives contains four works of great importance in the field of nineteenth-century working-class autobiography: John Brown’s A Memoir of Robert Blincoe; William Dodd’s A Narrative of the Experience and Sufferings of William Dodd; Ellen Johnston’s “Autobiography”; and James Myles’s Chapters in the Life of a Dundee Factory Boy.

This Broadview edition also includes a remarkably rich selection of historical documents that provide context for these works. Appendices include contemporary responses to the autobiographies, debates on factory legislation, transcripts of testimony given before parliamentary committees on child labour, and excerpts from literary works on factory life by Harriet Martineau, Frances Trollope, and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, among others.

 

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I was looking for pictures of the Lowdham cotton mill where Robert Blincoe worked for a class presentation; but found this picture interesting depicting the factory workers during the 19th century, this seems to suffice.
Thank you very much.

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Significant NineteenthCentury Factory Legislation
77
John Brown A Memoir of Robert Blincoe An Orphan
181
James Myles Chapters in the Life of a Dundee Factory
301
Contemporary Perspectives on A Memoir of Robert
325
Contemporary Perspectives on William Dodds Nar
334
Contemporary Perspectives on Myless Chapters
353
Contemporary Perspectives on Johnstons Autobi
366
The Factory Girls Reply to Lines by Edith
382
The Last Lay of The Factory Girl
389
Factory Life Contemporary Views
404
Factory Legislation Contemporary Views
439
Select Bibliography
492
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James R. Simmons, Jr. is Associate Professor of English at Louisiana Tech University.

Janice Carlisle is Professor of English at Yale University.

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