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    Families suffered badly under industrialization, but they survived, and the lives of men, women, and children improved. Children, once marginal and exploited figures, have moved to a position of greater protection and respect,... The historic decline in the overall death rates for children is an astonishing social fact, notwithstanding the disgraceful infant mortality figures for the poor and minorities. Like the decline in death from childbirth for women, this is a stunning achievement.
    —Joseph Featherstone (20th century)

    St Joseph thought the world would melt
    But liked the way his finger smelt.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)