xii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Studies in labour history (Ashgate (Firm))
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Industrial change in England 1780-1820 The Poor Law and the parish apprentice Factory apprenticeship : structure, process and legislation The supply and distribution of parish apprentices Textile enterprise and the parish apprentice The costs and benefits of parish apprenticeship Parish factory apprenticeship and the nature of work The making of a gendered labour force? The exploitation of little children The voices of the children The protection of parish apprentices The neglect of parish apprentices Conclusion Appendix Bibliography.