Jane Humphries: The Industrial Revolution, 20 March 2014
Show More Liberty’s Dawn: A People’s History of the Industrial Revolution by Emma Griffin.
Yale, 303 pp., £12.99, March 2014, 978 0 300 20525 1Show More
“... left to care for his illegitimate orphaned granddaughter. His is one of the many autobiographies Emma Griffin uses in Liberty’s Dawn to illustrate what she calls ‘a people’s history of the industrial revolution’. Her message is unequivocal: ‘It is time to think the unthinkable: that these writers viewed themselves not as downtrodden losers but ...”