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Books in History's Most Horrible Jobs series

  • Horrible Jobs in Colonial Times

    Louise Spilsbury

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Classroom, Jan. 1, 2014)
    Presents several of the most dangerous, dirty, and otherwise unpleasant jobs done in colonial America, including indentured servants, field workers, tanners, pitch makers, whalers, and hatters.
    T
  • Horrible Jobs in Medieval Times

    Robyn Hardyman

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Classroom, Jan. 1, 2014)
    Presents several of the most dangerous, dirty, and otherwise unpleasant jobs done in medieval times, including peasant, bog iron collector, woad dyer, fuller, barber-surgeon, and plague doctor.
    Y
  • Horrible Jobs of the Renaissance

    Louise A Spilsbury

    Library Binding (Gareth Stevens Publishing, Jan. 1, 2014)
    During the Renaissance, people were pinned into their clothing, even elaborate gowns. Children often had to work as pin makers, a job that paid only about $1 for each 20,000 pins made! Clearbut grossdescriptions of other horrible jobs of the Renaissance will draw readers into the castles of lords and the dung heaps tended by peasants. The historical content supports the social studies curriculum, while sidebars and colorful images augment some of the strangest, nastiest tasks that needed doing during that time.
    T
  • Horrible Jobs of the Industrial Revolution

    Leon Gray

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Classroom, Jan. 1, 2014)
    "The Industrial Revolution brought about great changes, but this was a time before many labor laws, and many children had to work from sunup to sundown. The poor had to work as rat catchers and coal miners! Readers will take in important historical context as they learn all about these and other horrible jobs of the era."--
    Y
  • Horrible Jobs of the Renaissance

    Louise Spilsbury

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Classroom, Jan. 1, 2014)
    Presents several of the most dangerous, dirty, and otherwise unpleasant jobs done during the Renaissance, including bilge boys, woad dyers, artists' assistants, and grooms.
    R
  • Horrible Jobs in Ancient Egypt

    Robyn Hardyman

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Classroom, Jan. 1, 2014)
    Presents several of the most dangerous, dirty, and otherwise unpleasant jobs done in ancient Egypt, including bleacher, embalmer, quarry worker, paint mixer, farmer, housewife, brick maker, and miner.
    U
  • Horrible Jobs in Ancient Greece and Rome

    Robyn Hardyman

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens Classroom, Jan. 1, 2014)
    Presents several of the most dangerous, dirty, and otherwise unpleasant jobs done in ancient Greece and Rome, including peasant, slave, Olympic pankratist, laborer, fuller, gladiator, and soldier.
    U
  • Horrible Jobs of the Industrial Revolution

    Leon Gray

    Library Binding (Gareth Stevens Publishing, Jan. 1, 2014)
    The Industrial Revolution brought about great changes, but this was a time before many labor laws, and many children had to work from sunup to sundown. The poor had to work as rat catchers and coal miners! Readers will take in important historical context as they learn all about these and other horrible jobs of the era. Sidebars and fact boxes add further detail, including the grotesque secret to softening animal hides for leather goods. Historical images and colorful illustrations draw readers deeper into the harsh reality of a pivotal era full of terrible working conditions.
    W
  • Horrible Jobs in Medieval Times

    Robyn Hardyman

    Hardcover (Raintree, Feb. 11, 2016)
    Horrible Jobs in Medieval Times looks at some of the horrible jobs that some unfortunate people had to do during medieval times. Find out more about the daily hazards for gong farmers, plague doctors, spitters and many others. With fun graphics, colourful illustrations and photographs and a lively text, this is a fascinating look at what our poor medieval ancestors might have had to do for a living.
    X
  • Horrible Jobs Of The Renaissance

    Louise Splisbury

    Paperback (Raintree, March 9, 2017)
    Horrible Jobs of the Renaissance
  • Horrible Jobs of the Industrial Revolution

    Leon Gray

    Hardcover (Raintree, Feb. 11, 2016)
    Horrible Jobs of the Industrial Revolution looks at some of the horrible jobs that some unfortunate people had to do in during the Industrial Revolution. Find out more about daily hazards for matchstick girls, navvies, chimneysweeps, and many others. With fun graphics, colourful illustrations and photographs and a lively text, this is a fascinating look at what our poor ancestors might have had to do for a living during this period.
  • Horrible Jobs of the Industrial Revolution

    Leon Gray

    Paperback (Raintree, March 9, 2017)
    Horrible Jobs of the Industrial Revolution looks at some of the horrible jobs that some unfortunate people had to do in during the Industrial Revolution. Find out more about daily hazards for matchstick girls, navvies, chimneysweeps, and many others. With fun graphics, colourful illustrations and photographs and a lively text, this is a fascinating look at what our poor ancestors might have had to do for a living during this period.