<sup>1</sup> Prior to the 1800s, many people were farmers. Most people lived in the country
or in small towns. Then, in the mid-1800s, that began to change. New jobs ...
Before the Victorian era, children as young as 6 or 8 years old might work in a
mill or factory, they might run errands and make deliveries for a store keeper, they
For that matter, the world of work was changing so rapidly in the 1800s and early
1900s that it was different from what anyone had known before! In fact, the ...
Daily life for women in the early 1800s in Britain was that of many obligations ...
up into three different classes: Women of the upper-working class, women of the
Industries flourished from the late 1800s into the 1920s, so business owners
needed reliable laborers who were willing to work 10 to 12 hours a day, six days
A secondary school revision resource for GCSE History about the changes in
living and working conditions during the 19th century.
Often the distinction between work time and leisure time was blurry. Therefore,
estimates of the length of the typical workweek before the mid-1800s are very ...
Women were also employed for seasonal work on company farms and in forest
planting. At the end of the 1800s, the proportion of women of the country's factory
Factory workers had to face long hours, poor working conditions, and job
instability. During economic recessions many workers lost their jobs or faced
sharp pay ...
Working conditions in the 1800s were very poor. Children were often expected to
work in very poor conditions as...