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Title:Songs of Innocence: The Story of British Childhood
Price:AUD$21.95 (about USD$17.10)
ISBN:9781843548966
Item ID:P002-0002491
Quantity:1
Publisher:Atlantic Books, London, United Kingdom, 2012
Edition:1st
Binding:Hardcover
Condition:As New
Dust Jacket:As New
Atlantic Books, 2012, Hardcover, Book Condition: As New, Dust Jacket Condition: As New, 1st

1st Printing. 282 pages. An excellent copy and is in AS NEW condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages are missing from the book. The spine of the book is in great condition and the dust jacket is unmarked. It has no signs of previous use. Items are in stock and will be shipped same day or next business day directly from our Australian address. SYNOPSIS: As recently as one hundred years ago British children existed in ways now unthinkable; boys as young as eight worked gruelling hours in unlit factories; girls were sold into sexual slavery with dolls still in their grasp; and boys at schools like Rugby and Harrow were brutally trained for their future at the helm of Britain's vast red empire. In Innocence and Experience Fran Abrams charts the transformation of childhood in the UK from early Victorian disagreements about child-rearing to the Scouts' very direct involvement in the First World War. Poignant first-hand accounts of poverty and deprivation as well as innocent pleasures carry the reader through a Dickensian landscape of urchins and Fauntleroys, the cosseted lives of Edwardian children to the self-sufficient charges of Baden-Powell. Fran Abrams draws distinctions along class lines and divisions such as town and country, Romantic and conservative, to achieve a historical perspective shows the progression of the idea of childhood through a century of massive social change brought about by urbanization, war and medico-psychological advances. Innocence and Experience employs searing personal testimony and immaculate research to provide a fascinating exposition of the past and a mirror for the present. Quantity Available: 1. Category: 19th Century, 20th Century, Children's Studies; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781843548966. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002491.
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