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Record 8267

Reading Experience:

Evidence:
'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
Date: unknown
Country: England
Time: n/a
Place: n/a
   
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:William Dodd
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Date of Birth n/a
Socio-economic group: Labourer (non-agricultural)
Occupation: Spinner
Religion: n/a
Country of origin: England
Country of experience: England
Listeners present if any:
(e.g. family, servants, friends, workmates)
n/a
Additional comments: n/a

 

Text Being Read:

Author:
Title: n/a
Genre: Philosophy, Science, Natural history
Form of Text: Print: Book
Publication details: n/a
Provenance: unknown

 

Source Information:

Record ID: 8267  
Source - Print  
  Author: David Vincent
  Editor: n/a
  Title: Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working Class Autobiography
  Place of Publication: London
  Date of Publication: 1981
  Vol: n/a
  Page: 174
  Additional comments: n/a

Citation: David Vincent, Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working Class Autobiography (London, 1981), p. 174, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/reading/recorddetails2.php?id=8267, accessed: 20 January 2022

Additional comments:

Quotation from William Dodd, A Narrative of the Experiences and Sufferings, Wiliam Dodd, A Factory Cripple, Written by Himself (London, 1841) p.19.

 

 

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