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Destiny Obscure : Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family From the 1820s to the 1920s - Professor John Burnett

Destiny Obscure

Autobiographies of Childhood, Education and Family From the 1820s to the 1920s

Paperback Published: 30th June 1994
ISBN: 9780415104012
Number Of Pages: 388

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In this companion volume to "Useful Toil," John Burnett has drawn extensively on over eight hundred prviously unpublished manuscripts. The result is a unique record of childhood that reveals in intimate detail the trials and hard-won triumphs of 19th century working-class life. Besides affording rare insights into the developing child's world of dreams, hopes and fears, they reflect a crucial period in the evolution of a family tradtion; a time when, to counteract the brutalizing pressures of urbanization and industrialization, ordinary people turned to each other for support.
Children have seldom had a voice in history: individual to the last, these writers and their experiences take their place as part of the essential fabric of our past.

Childhood
Education
Home and Family
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ISBN: 9780415104012
ISBN-10: 0415104017
Series: Modern British History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 30th June 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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