Infant Mortality and Working-Class Child Care, 1850-1899 by M. Reynolds

By M. Reynolds

Infant Mortality and Working-Class baby Care, 1850-1899 unlocks the hidden heritage of working-class baby care throughout the moment half the 19th century, looking to problem these historians who've solid working-class girls as feckless and maternally ignorant. through plotting the lives of northern ladies when they grappled with business waged paintings within the manufacturing facility, in agriculture, in nail making, and in brick and salt works, this ebook finds a special photo of northern childcare, one that issues to cutting edge and enterprising baby care types. cognizance is additionally given to day-carers as they acted in loco parentis and the workhouse nurse who labored at the side of scientific paediatrics to supply nineteenth-century welfare to pauper babies. by utilizing a brand new and wide selection of resource fabric, including clinical and terrible legislation heritage, Melanie Reynolds permits a clean and new viewpoint of working-class baby care to arise.

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