• Victorian Childhood

Victorian Childhood

Author: Janet Sacks
 
About this book
The lives of children during the Victorian era differed dramatically between the rich and the poor. The children of the wealthy lived in comfort with good education, while the poorest children grew up with little food or care, no education, and were often exploited for work. Janet Sacks explores the world of Victorian children, and how their experiences changed as laws were introduced to stop child employment, and education became compulsory, how holidays became possible by train, and the introduction of mass-produced toys. Using archive photographs and illustrations, she paints a picture of what it was like to grow up in Victorian Britain, and how changing attitudes towards children led to a very different upbringing by the end of the period.
Contents
  • Town and City
  • Country Life
  • Wealthy Families
  • Children at Work
  • Schools for All
  • Popular Pastimes
  • Index
Paperback; May 2010; 64 pages; ISBN: 9780747807711

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Victorian Childhood

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