Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920 (BOK)

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Late-nineteenth-century Britain saw the privileged classes forsake society balls and gatherings to turn their considerable resources to investigating and relieving poverty. By the 1890s at least half a million women were involved in philanthropy, particularly in London. "Slum Travelers", edited, annotated, and with a superb introduction by Ellen Ross, collects a fascinating array of the writings of these "lady explorers," who were active in the east, south, and central London slums from around 1870 until the end of World War I. Contributors range from the well known, including Annie Besant, Sylvia Pankhurst, and Beatrice Webb (then Potter), to the obscure. The collection reclaims an important group of writers whose representations of urban poverty have been eclipsed by better-known male authors such as Charles Dickens and Jack London.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2007 Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520249066 Antall sider 342
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,9cm Vekt 458 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Ellen Ross
Emner og form Social & cultural history, Charities, voluntary services & philanthropy, Poverty & unemployment