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Record Number: 1435


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'The historical classics "came as a revelation"- Macaulay, J.R. Green, Gibbon, Motley's Dutch Republic, Prescott on Peru and Mexico and The French Revolution. Academic critics today might discern ideologies in all of the above, but that was not Lawson's reading of them. "Of politics I knew nothing and cared less", he recalled, yet his purely literary readings had helped him form "some very definite opinions on the right and wrong of things social..."'

Century:

1850-1899, 1900-1945

Date:

Until: 1900

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Durham

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Jack Lawson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

1881

Socio-Economic Group:

Labourer (non-agricultural)

Occupation:

collier

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

William Hickling Prescott

Title:

The Conquest of Mexico

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown
From Boldon Miners' Institute - uncertain whether borrowed or read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

1435

Source:

Print

Author:

Jonathan Rose

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes

Place of Publication:

New Haven

Date of Publication:

2001

Vol:

n/a

Page:

52

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Jonathan Rose, The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes (New Haven, 2001), p. 52, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1435, accessed: 26 November 2022


Additional Comments:

See Jack Lawson, 'A Man's Life' (London, 1932)

   
   
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