Individual Paper #1- Industrial Workers of the 19th Century England

Individual Paper #1- Industrial Workers of the 19th Century England

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Industrial Workers of the 19 th Century in England “The Life of the Industrial Worker in 19 th Century England” was written by Michael Sadler , the chairman of a Parliament committee in charge of investigating working conditions in textile factories . Sadler’s document consisted of numerous interviews of people who are either currently working in these factories , or have done so in the past . Sadler’s point in this work is to make public the significance of how terrible the textile factories were during this time period . Through reading this piece it helps educate the reader on how unhealthy and unfair these factories treated employees . The vast majority of those interviewed by Sadler began their work at factories at a very young age , some even as young as 6-7 years old. They had a miserable work schedule , on average working 15-16 hours a day, even up to 19 hours per day during busy periods of the year . Breaks and food were also limited and always lived in the presence of fear
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Individual Paper #1- Industrial Workers of the 19th Century England

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