Welcome to the Labouring-Class Writers Project

What we do

This Project studies the history and culture of working men and women. Our Database of British and Irish Labouring-Class Poets working in the period 1700-1900 contains information about more than 1,400 writers. Dozens more authors are being added to the database each year thanks to the efforts of a community of scholars worldwide.

We also publish works by such writers both in print and online, and provide resources for teachers, researchers, students and readers of labouring-class literature.

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