Songs of Innocence

Songs of Innocence

The Story of British Childhood

eBook - 2012
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As recently as 100 years ago British children existed in ways now unthinkable; boys as young as eight worked grueling hours in unlit factories; girls were sold into sexual slavery with dolls still in their grasp; and boys at schools like Rugby and Harrow were brutally trained for their future at the helm of Britain's vast red empire. This book charts the transformation of childhood in the UK from early Victorian disagreements about childrearing to the Scouts' very direct involvement in World War I. Poignant first-hand accounts of poverty and deprivation as well as innocent pleasures carry the.
Publisher: Chicago : Atlantic Books, 2012
ISBN: 9781782390404
Branch Call Number: 331.3109 Ab
Description: 1 online resource (403 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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