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‘The Yorkshire Union has grown to the most extensive educational confederation in the kingdom’: the growth and distribution of the Yorkshire Union of Mechanics' Institutes, 1838–1890

Walker, Martyn (2013) ‘The Yorkshire Union has grown to the most extensive educational confederation in the kingdom’: the growth and distribution of the Yorkshire Union of Mechanics' Institutes, 1838–1890. The Australian Library Journal, 62 (2). pp. 125-139. ISSN 0004-9670

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Abstract

With the establishment and success of the Glasgow and London Mechanics' Institutes in 1823, the mechanics'-institute movement began to spread across the whole of Britain and by 1850 there were at least 600 such institutions. Historians have argued that many of them were short-lived and the movement as a whole made little contribution to working-class adult education. This paper provides evidence to the contrary, looking specifically at the distribution of the Yorkshire Union of Mechanics' Institutes in both the emerging industrial towns and rural communities between 1838 and 1890.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Schools: School of Education and Professional Development
School of Education and Professional Development > Centre of Lifelong Learning and Social Justice > Policy Research Group
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Depositing User: Sara Taylor
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2013 08:13
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 11:51
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/17885

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