Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution
By: Emma Griffin (author)Paperback
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This remarkable book looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer an intimate firsthand account of how the Industrial Revolution was experienced by the working class. The Industrial Revolution brought not simply misery and poverty. On the contrary, Griffin shows how it raised incomes, improved literacy and offered exciting opportunities for political action.
Emma Griffin is professor of history at the University of East Anglia. She lives in Norwich, UK.
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