Factory Lives: Four Nineteenth-Century Working-Class Autobiographies
James R. Simmons, Jr
Broadview Press, Apr 10, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 498 pages
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 This Broadview edition also includes a remarkably rich selection of historical documents that provide context for these works.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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Fantastic anthology with lots of extra information to contextualize and deepen one's view into 19th century factory-work based life. Read full review
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Had to read it for school and it was interesting, but I wouldn't have read it just for fun. Read full review
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"Factory Lives is a wonderful and wonderfully affordable resource for anyone who teaches British nineteenth-century literature, culture, or history.
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