(Ian Waller) Unlike many occupational groups, there is no single set of records which enables us to find out about their lives. From the early 1800s onwards it is quite possible to locate documents among family papers such as letters, trade union and friendly society membership information and even the occasional photograph.
There are also many documents generated by farmers, the landed estates, the Poor Law authorities and the government. This book explores this complicated situation.
285 pages. Soft covers.