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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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William Dodd


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'William Dodd [...] exposed to the full impact of the [eighteenth/nineteenth-century] factory system, found that once he had begun to read books on "several branches of natural and experimental philosophy", much else began to become clear: "in proportion as the truths of science were unfolded to my wondering sight, and the mists of ignorance chased from my mind, so the horrors of my situation became daily more and more apparent"'.

Century: 1700-1799 / 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: William Dodd      Print: Book


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