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Slum travelers : ladies and London poverty, 1860-1920

Author: Ellen Ross
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Ellen Ross has collected impressions from some of the half a million women involved in philanthropy by the 1890s, most of them active in the London slums. The contributors include Sylvia Pankhurst and Beatrice Webb, as well as many more less well known figures.

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Genre/Form: Anthologies
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Ross
ISBN: 9780520249059 0520249054 9780520249066 0520249062
OCLC Number: 75087959
Description: xxi, 319 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Adventures among the poor --
Sketch of life in buildings (1889) / A lady resident --
White slavery in London (1888) / Annie (Wood) Besant --
From Makers of our clothes (1909) / Clementina Black and Adele (Lady Carl) Meyer --
Marriage in East London (1895) / Helen (Dendy) Bosanquet --
From Munition lasses (1917) / Agnes Kate Foxwell --
A school settlement (1911) / Clara Ellen Grant --
Barmaids (1889) / Margaret Harkness --
In a London tramp ward (1906) / Mary (Kingsland) Higgs --
The fur-pullers of South London (1897) / Edith (Mrs. F.G.) Hogg --
From A London plane-tree, and other verse (1889) / Amy Levy --
A slum mother, and, Guy and the stars (1919) / Margaret McMillan --
Gilding the gutter (1905) / Olive Christian Malvery --
The irresponsibility of the father (1918) / Anna Martin --
Eating the apple (1899) / Honnor Morten --
The evacuation of the workhouse (1918) / Margaret Wynne Nevison --
Selections from The woman's dreadnought (1916-1917) / Sylvia Pankhurst --
From The pudding lady (1910) / Florence Petty --
Selections from The missing link magazine (1878) / Ellen Henrietta Ranyard --
Selections from Round about a pound a week (1913) / Maud Pember Reeves --
Drunkenness (1878) / Maude Alethea Stanley --
From London street Arabs (1890) / Dorothy Tennant (Lady Stanley) --
Petticoat Lane (1895) / Ethel Brilliana (Mrs. Alec) Tweedie --
An epiphany pilgrimage (1906) / Kate Warburton --
Pages from a work-girl's diary (1888) / Beatrice (Potter) Webb --
Appendix 1: The geography of London wealth and poverty --
Appendix 2: The texts arranged thematically.
Responsibility: edited with introductions by Ellen Ross.
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Late 19th century Britain saw the privileged classes forsake society balls and gatherings to turn their resources to investigating and relieving poverty. By the 1890s at least half a million women  Read more...


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