• Full title:   The Physical and Moral Condition of the Children and Young Persons employed in Mines and Manufactures Illustrated by extracts from the reports of the Commissioners for inquiring into the employment of children and young persons in mines and collieries, etc
  • Published:   1843 , London
  • Formats:  Book, Report, Illustration, Image
  • Creator:   Unknown
  • Usage terms Public Domain
  • Held by  British Library
  • Shelfmark:   1390.g.19.

Description

This 1843 report, The Physical and Moral Condition of the Children and Young Persons employed in Mines and Manufactures, is an off-shoot publication from the official Report of the Children’s Employment Commission of 1842.

The official report investigated the state of children working in mines and factories in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and is one of the most important documents in British industrial history. Comprising thousands of pages of oral testimony (sometimes from children as young as five), the report’s findings shocked society and swiftly led to legislation to secure minimum safety standards in mines and factories, as well as general controls on the employment of children.

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