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Burnett, John ed. Destiny Obscure: Autobiographies of Childhood, Education, and Family from the 1820s to the 1920s. London: Alan Lane, 1982.
Chase, Malcolm and Ian Dyck. Living and Learning. Essays in Honour of J.F.C. Harrison. Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1996.
Cuming, Emily. ‘Unhomely Homes: Life Writing of the Postwar “Scholarship” Generation’, in Housing, Class and Gender in Modern British Writing, 1880-2012. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016, pp. 123-166.
Davies, John. ‘Working-class Women, Liverpool: Education, 1910-1930 – an Oral History.’ North West Labour History 32 (2007): 56-59.
Fernandez, Jean. Victorian Servants, Class, and the Politics of Literacy. London: Routledge, 2010 (Introduction)
Goldman, Lawrence. ‘Intellectuals and the English working class 1870-1945: The Case of Adult Education.’ History of Education 29:4 2000: 281-300.
Gomersall, Meg. Working-Class Girls in Nineteenth-Century England: Life, Work and Schooling. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997.
Krishnamurthy, Aruna. ed. The Working-Class Intellectual in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain. Farnham: Ashgate, 2009 (Introduction)
Laqueur, Thomas. Religion and Respectability: Sunday Schools and Working Class Culture, 1780-1850 (Yale University Press, 1976)
Levine, David. ‘Illiteracy and Family Life during the First Industrial Revolution’ , Journal of Social History 14.1 (1980): 25-44.
McDermid, Jane. The Schooling of Working Class Girls in Victorian Scotland: Gender, Education and Identity. London: Routledge, 2005.
Rancière, Jacques. The Nights of Labor: the Workers’ Dream in Nineteenth Century France, Temple UP, Philadelphia, 1989.
Rogers, Helen. ‘The Way to Jerusalem: Reading, Writing and Reform in an Early Victorian Gaol’, Past and Present 205 (2009): 71-104, doi: 10.1093/pastj/gtp039
Rogers, Helen. ‘“Oh What Beautiful Books: Captivated Reading in an Early Victorian Gaol’, Victorian Studies 54.4. (2012).
Rose, Jonathan. The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2001.
Secord, Anne. ‘”Be what you would seem to be”: Samuel Smiles, Thomas Edward, and the making of a working-class scientific hero’, Science in Context 16.1.2 (2003): 147-74
Secord, Anne. ‘Corresponding interests: artisans and gentlemen in nineteenth-century natural history’, British Journal for the History of Science 27 (1994): 383–408.
Secord, Anne. ‘Science in the pub: artisan botanists in early nineteenth-century Lancashire’, History of Science 32 (1994): 269–315.
Steedman, Carolyn. The Tidy House: Little Girls Writing. London: Virago, 1982.
Vincent, David. Bread, Knowledge and Freedom: A Study of Nineteenth-Century Working-Class Autobiography. London: Methuen, 1981.
Vincent, David. Literacy and Popular Culture: England 1750-1914. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989.
Webb, R.K. ed. The British Working Class Reader, 1790-1848: Literacy and Social Tension. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1955.