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review ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï Max Arthur Max Arthur Ï 5 Summary review Á Lost Voices of the Edwardians 1901 1910 in Their Own Words å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Combining oral history rare images and rediscovered film stills from the turn of the century this work gives voice to the forgotten figures who peopled the cities factories and coasts. In view of cutbacks in education health care and threatened pension reductions for public sector employees in today s Britain this book makes for sober reading Here the reader hears the voices of people from various walks of life who lived in Britain as it was during the Edwardian Age 1901 1910 In that era life for poor and working class Britons was hard brutish and usually short There was no public health service no pension programs for most employees Indeed it was up to the discretion of the employer if a worker was to receive any recompense for hisher services upon retirement If one wasn t well to do monied or of the aristocratic class in Edwardian Britain one was expected to eke out a living by the sweat of hisher brow Housing was sualid especially in the cities Diseases like tuberculosis typhoid fever and measles were rife and many children died from these diseases Educational opportunities were limited Indeed it wasn t until the latter part of the Edwardian Age with the introduction of the 1909 Peoples Budget by David Lloyd George then Secretary of the Excheuer that the British government increased taxes on luxuries liuor tobacco incomes and land to finance welfare programs for the sick and infirm This marked the beginning what would later develop into a social revolution in Britain with the election of a Labour government under Clement Atlee in July 1945 For anyone with an interest in social history and economic justice I highly recommend that they read LOST VOICES OF THE EDWARDIANS

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review ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï Max Arthur Max Arthur Ï 5 Summary review Á Lost Voices of the Edwardians 1901 1910 in Their Own Words å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Work draws together the experiences of people from all walks of life capturing the first generation that was able to record their lives on film and imbuing them with emotional immediac. For a book based on archival materials I was disappointed I think it was just too piecemeal you never get to know the individuals properly and just get brief glimpses of their life stories And much is lost in the transfer of oral history onto paper the immediacy of a person s voice their accent and intonationThere are some interesting and heart breaking stories here but they re not enough to make an engaging read

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review ¶ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ï Max Arthur Max Arthur Ï 5 Summary review Á Lost Voices of the Edwardians 1901 1910 in Their Own Words å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Of Edwardian Britain This extraordinary period was fueled by a relentless sense of progress and witnessed the invention of many of the technologies now taken for granted This exciting. I suspect these voices are neither lost nor Edwardian I suspect they are made up by a modern Elizabethan called Major Disappointment

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Lost Voices of the Edwardians 1901 1910 in Their Own Words
  • Max Arthur
  • English
  • 04 February 2017
  • 9780007216147