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Jane Humphries

Jane Humphries is an economic historian and a fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

The Industrial Revolution

Jane Humphries, 20 March 2014

In​ 1836, Benjamin Shaw looked back on a life of toil in the textile factories of the North-East. He was a skilled worker, but had lived in poverty for years, buried his wife and four of his children, had a leg amputated (diseased as a result of unhealthy working conditions), and been left to care for his illegitimate orphaned granddaughter. His is one of the many autobiographies Emma...

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