HistFest 2020: Disability in the Industrial Revolution

An early 19th-century print of smokey chimneys and mills in a landscape
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For better and worse, the Industrial Revolution transformed the modern world: creating unparalleled wealth, unprecedented population growth, and extremely dangerous working conditions for labourers. Loss of life in these industries is well known, but the full scale of disablement as a result of workplace accidents is only recently being acknowledged. In this fascinating discussion, disability historian Dr David Turner speaks to historian and activist Dr Amy Kavanagh about the central role disability campaigners played in factory reform and unravels a sweeping history of activists, artists, politicians and pitmen.

HistFest weekend and day pass holders can attend this session by signing up on the day, subject to availability.


Name: HistFest 2020: Disability in the Industrial Revolution
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £11.00
Student: £5.50
Registered Unemployed: £5.50
Disabled: £5.50
Under 18: £5.50
Senior (60+): £9.50
Young Person (18-25): £5.50
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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