You Wouldn't Want to Be A Victorian Mill Worker! A Grueling Job You'd Rather Not Have


Describes what it was like to work in a cotton mill in England in 1842 using humor and concentrating on the dark side of the days of yore. Working in a mill is very dangerous. In 1842 Nine to thirteen year olds worked for nine hours a day in the mill and sometimes mill owners had them work thirteen-and a half hours a day. They ran the risk of catching their hair in the machinery, of going deaf from the loud noises all around them and the chance of catching tuberculosis from fellow millworkers.

32 pages Ages 8-11 978-0531187470

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