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A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Michael Lavalette (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Michael Lavalette’s A Thing of the Past? uses historical and sociological research to provide multiple interpretations of the changing nature and form of child labour in Britain during the nineteenth ... More


The ‘New Sociology of Childhood’ and Child Labour: Childhood, Children’s Rights and ‘Children’s Voice’

Michael Lavalette

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter one, written by Michael Lavalette, engages with many of the themes of the so-called ‘new sociology of childhood’ and looks at the recent sociological discussion of the ‘social construction’ ... More


Editor’s Introduction

Michael Lavalette (ed.)

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

Michael Lavalette introduces the third and final part of this text, titled ‘Contemporary Issues’. He states that part three deals with the on-going controversy of child labour and in particular ... More


Child Labour and British Industrialization

Sara Horrell and Jane Humphries

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter, written by Sara Horrell and Jane Humphries, discusses the Neo-classical economic interpretations of child labour in the Industrial Revolution and analyses its building intensification ... More


Editor’s Introduction

Michael Lavalette (ed.)

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In this introduction to Part 1: The Theoretical Context of Child Labour Research, Michael Lavalette addresses the main trends in existing literature on child labour and the unanswered questions that ... More


Editor’s Introduction

Michael Lavalette (ed.)

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

Michael Lavalette introduces the second section of this text, Child Labour in British History, by presenting the ways in which it deals with the changing nature and form of child employment ... More


The problem that doesn’t exist?: Child labour in Britain, 1918–1970

Stephen Cunningham

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter six, written by Stephen Cunningham, provides evidence of the extent and form of child labour in Britain between 1920 and 1970. It assesses the size of the child labour market during this ... More


Child Work in the UK, 1970–1998

Madeleine Leonard

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter, written by Madeleine Leonard, discusses the recent research surrounding child employment in the UK between 1970 and 1998, and addresses the rebirth of interest in child labour among ... More


A Peculiarly British Phenomenon?: Child Labour in the USA1

Jim McKechnie

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter eight, written by Jim McKechnie, offers a cross-cultural comparison of child employment by looking at the existence of child labour in the USA, a country with an advanced economy. McKechnie ... More


Theorizing Children at Work: Family, State and Relations of Production in Historical Context

Michael Lavalette

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter two, written by Michael Lavallette, focuses specifically on existing literature regarding child labour and the reasons they provide in order to explain the existence of child labour today. It ... More


The Historic Viability of Child Labour and the Mines Act of 18421

Peter Kirby

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter four, written by Peter Kirby, looks closely at the effect of child labour on the Mines Act of 1842 and debates the effectiveness of legislative developments on employment practices. The ... More


The Changing Form of Child Labour circa 1880–1918: The Growth of ‘Out of School Work’

Michael Lavalette

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter, written by Michael Lavalette, presents interpretations for the decline of child labour in the period 1880-1920 and addresses the role of the state in the handling of child welfare. ... More


Unenforced or unenforceable?: A view from the professions

Ben Whitney

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter ten, written by Ben Whitney, the educational welfare specialist officer for Staffordshire Country Council, addresses the legal regulation of child labour and criticises the existing ... More


Honoured in the Breach: Child employment law in Britain

David Cornwell, Katya Graham, and Sandy Hobbs

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter, written by David Cornwell, Katya Graham and Sandy Hobbs, addresses the legal regulation of child labour and criticises the inadequacy of laws and regulatory mechanisms attempting to ... More


Conclusion

Michael Lavalette

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

Michael Lavalette concludes with a warning that child labour is not a thing of the past. He references historical reports of the issue of child labour and briefly assesses the legal movements and ... More


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