A Christmas Carol Background

Sadie Meissner

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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was a famous writer of classic novels. He had written 14 books and his first was Oliver Twist. He fell in love with a young lady that was forced to marry a rich man even though she loved Charles. Charles moved on and married l named Katherine Hoggart. With Katherine, he had 10 children, 3 girls and 7 boys. Dickens went on to write a mystery novel but, during the middle of it he died of poor health.
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Industrialization is the time in which machines replaced peoples jobs. The making of machines that worked with hand tools, the use of steam in place of people and animals, and the adoption of the factory system were some of the most important things that happened during this period.
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Victorian Era

The Victorian Era was the time of Queen Victoria's reign. The cloths people wore during this era are much different from today's cloths. Most men wore waistcoats, top hats, and caps. The women normally wore long skirts, dresses, hats or bonnets, and corsets. Children tended to look like mini versions of their parents, dressed up in the same was according to their gender.

There were many major events during this time. Some of those major events are, the placing of 8000 miles of railroad all over Britain in the 1840s - 1850s, the introduction of sterilizing methods for surgical intstruments in 1870, and the ban of employment of children under the age of 10.

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Child Labor and Poverty during Victorian Age

Child labor and poverty was a big issue during the Victorian Age until it got banned in 1878. Most children who grew up in poor families were sent to factories to work and try to provide for the family like one of the parents.