Children's Employment Commission


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Occupation Richard Hengist Horne
Also in the 1840s, he was among those commissioned by Parliament to inquire into the conditions resulting from industrialisation. Such Blue Books reported on myriad aspects of the life of the nation. In the case...
Publishing Anna Brownell Jameson
ABJ reviewed in the Athenæum the Report of the Children's Employment Commission .
Jameson, Anna Brownell. “The Milliners”. Criminals, Idiots, Women, and Minors: Nineteenth-Century Writing by Women on Women, edited by Susan Hamilton, Broadview, pp. 21-6.
The Athenaeum Index of Reviews and Reviewers: 1830-1870.
Textual Production Elizabeth Barrett Browning
This poem both expressed and helped further to fuel the indignation felt by the educated public over the revelation of children's working conditions in the Reports to Parliament of the Children's Employment Commission . (One...


20 August 1867: The Agricultural Gangs Act was passed, prohibiting...

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20 August 1867

The Agricultural Gangs Act was passed, prohibiting the mixing of sexes in work gangs and the employment of children under the age of eight in public work gangs; the Act also required gangmasters to be...


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