“A Partisan in Defence of Children”? Kingsley's The Water-Babies Re-Contextualized

@article{Holt2011API,
  title={“A Partisan in Defence of Children”? Kingsley's The Water-Babies Re-Contextualized},
  author={J. Holt},
  journal={Nineteenth-Century Contexts},
  year={2011},
  volume={33},
  pages={353 - 370}
}
  • J. Holt
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • Nineteenth-Century Contexts
  • Dealing with the abuses associated with widespread child labour is now considered to be a key task in any country’s progress towards a full recognition of human rights. In Britain, the plight of the child sweep, intensively documented by campaigners from the 1770s to the 1870s, was symbolic of all that was wrong with British society and its attitude to the poor and their offspring. Because coal, rather than wood, tended to be the fuel of choice in Britain, chimney flues were made narrow to… CONTINUE READING
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