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Child labour in an industrial town : a study of child workers in Birmingham, 1750 to 1880

  title={Child labour in an industrial town : a study of child workers in Birmingham, 1750 to 1880},
  author={Mary Nejedly},
There has been extensive historical research into child labour in industries such as textiles and coal mining, but there has been little focus on children employed in Birmingham industries such as pin making and button making. This thesis illuminates the extent and nature of child labour in Birmingham and the significant contribution made by child workers to industrialisation between 1750 and 1880. It draws attention to the importance of children’s earnings for family incomes and suggests that… 
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