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About Hugh Cunningham

Hugh Cunningham is Emeritus Professor of Social History at the University of Kent. His books include The Children of the Poor; Children and Childhood in Western Society since 1500; and The Invention of Childhood.

Articles by Hugh Cunningham

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Children, capitalism and slavery

Romanticism saw child workers as slaves and pushed to remove children from the labour market. While some working children agreed, others welcomed the chance to contribute to the family budget.

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