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Elihu Burritt - Birmingham and Black Country Lives

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Published on Jan 8, 2014

The 19th century Black Country attracted visitors from home and abroad who marveled at the extent and diversity of the industries they saw, but many of them also described the diabolical conditions under which men, women and children worked in the mines, mills, forges, and other manufactories of this vibrant region.

Professor Peter Marsh explores the life and writings of Elihu Burritt - the US Consul in Birmingham. Burritt wrote widely and vividly about all that he found in the Birmingham and Black Country region...

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