Child Workers in England, 1780–1820: Parish Apprentices and by Katrina Honeyman

By Katrina Honeyman

The use of kid staff used to be frequent in fabric production by way of the overdue eighteenth century. a very very important offer of kid staff used to be through the parish apprenticeship alternate, wherein pauper youngsters might circulate from the 'care' of terrible legislation officialdom to the 'care' of early commercial cloth entrepreneurs.

This research is the 1st to check intimately either the method and event of parish manufacturing facility apprenticeship, and to light up the position performed via kids in early commercial growth. It demanding situations winning notions of exploitation which permeate ancient dialogue of the early labour strength and questions either the readiness with which parishes 'offloaded' huge numbers in their negative youngsters to far away factories, and the tough self-discipline assumed to were common between early manufacturing unit masters. ultimately the writer explores the best way parish apprentices have been used to build a gendered labour force.

Dr Honeyman's booklet is an immense contribution to reports in baby labour and to the wider social, financial, and enterprise historical past of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries.

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