Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2018

264 Pages | 4 black & white illustrations, 1 map

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526118158

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Disability in the Industrial Revolution

Physical impairment in British coalmining, 1780—1880

First Edition

David Turner and Daniel Blackie

Published by Manchester University Press

Disability History MUP

  • The first book length study of disability in the Industrial Revolution
  • Provides an in-depth study of non-fatal accidents and diseases in Britain's coal industry during a crucial period of expansion
  • Challenges the assumption that disabled people were excluded from the workplace during the Industrial Revolution
  • New perspectives on the home, community and cultural lives of disabled people in nineteenth-century industrial societies
  • 4 black & white illustrations, 1 map

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