Call Number: HD8393.A1 W67x 1986
Working class autobiographies from the British Library, London Brighton, Sussex, England : Harvester Press Microform Publications
Subject Category: History Great Britain, Social Conditions
Collection Dates: 01/01/1792 - 12/31/1889
Location: UNLV Microforms
Summary: The library has the first 18 reels of this microfilm set which covers the years 1792 to 1889. The editors selected materials to reflect the economic life, diverse experiences, and activities of the Nineteenth Century working class in Great Britain. These writings provide a formal record of living conditions as well as people's own views of their lives in ways which may contradict versions provided in history books. It includes military and maritime adventures, spiritual memoirs, thieves tales, and accounts of self-improvement and the pursuit of knowledge.
Finding Aids: Working Class Autobiographies from the British Library, London : guide to reels 1 - 18 (MICRO HD8393.A1 W67x 1986 Guide). Guide includes reel and author index. Each reel also includes reel contents and author index.