Jennifer Tann’s compelling, harrowing, and thorough account ‘Sweeps Servants Slaves’ tells of the appalling treatment and conditions experienced by youngsters throughout the ages, in all spheres of work. In our mills and mines, fields, factories and family homes, even the smallest of children were employed, used and abused. Beaten, pushed, exploited, overworked, unpaid; a far cry from the cared-for and nurtured lives our children should expect in the twenty-first century.
Bringing the story up to date, and setting it in the context of the of plight of many children across the world today, the author draws important conclusions about society’s expectations and requirements of children, in the past and right up to the present. It seems obvious to say that we have to end all child exploitation, but what emerges from Professor Tann’s excellent analysis is that to legislate fairly on working children is not, perhaps, as straightforward as it might at first appear.
• A very timely book, as the world considers how to stamp out child exploitation globally.
• Excellent research and analysis.
• Written for the general reader, not a dusty academic tome.
• Of crucial importance to us all.
Author: Jennifer Tann
Imprint: Carnegie Publishing
Extent: 256 pages
Format: 234mm x 156mm
Illustrations: c. 40
Pub. date: 26 June 2018