Working Class Autobiographies from the British Library,
Location: Microfilm HD 8393 A1 W67 1986
Scope: This collection is based upon The
autobiography of the working class: an annotated critical bibliography
edited by John Burnett, David Vincent, and David Maynell and reflects the rich
variety of life and personal experience of the nineteenth century working class
in Great Britain selected from autobiographies from the British Library, London.
Part One contains 103 different works and extracts from individual
autobiographies for the period 1792-1889, and Part Two contains 65 different
works and extracts from individual autobiographies for the period 1890-1920.
These autobiographies include military and maritime adventures, spiritual
memoirs, thieves tales, and accounts of self-improvement and the pursuit of
How to search the collection: A
guide accompanies the collection (Microfilm HD 8393 A1 W67 1986 Guide pt. 1 and
pt.2) and gives the contents of each reel as well as an author index. Each
reel also includes a listing of the reel contents and author index.
Working Class Autobiographies: Part One: From the British Library,
London (Microfilm HD 8393 A1 W67 1986 pt. 1 Guide)
Working Class Autobiographies: Part Two: From the British Library, London
(Microfilm HD 8393 A1 W67 1986 pt. 2 Guide)
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Time Period: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century
Subject keywords: Great Britain - History
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