In Darkest England and the Way Out [NOOK Book]

Overview

This classic work in the literature of poverty was published in 1890 by William Booth (1829–1912), the founder of the Salvation Army. It was in fact mostly written by the crusading journalist W. T. Stead (referred to as an anonymous 'friend of the poor' in Booth's preface), but the practical ideas for relieving the poverty and squalor of late Victorian British cities are all Booth's own. Reworking the cliché of 'Darkest Africa', in the first part he describes the 'submerged tenth' of Darkest England - destitute ...

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In Darkest England and the Way Out

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Overview

This classic work in the literature of poverty was published in 1890 by William Booth (1829–1912), the founder of the Salvation Army. It was in fact mostly written by the crusading journalist W. T. Stead (referred to as an anonymous 'friend of the poor' in Booth's preface), but the practical ideas for relieving the poverty and squalor of late Victorian British cities are all Booth's own. Reworking the cliché of 'Darkest Africa', in the first part he describes the 'submerged tenth' of Darkest England - destitute and/or criminal - and goes on to suggest the way to 'Deliverance', which includes better housing, education and training for work, and the sending of the urban poor to 'colonies', both overseas and in the British countryside. These proposals had their critics, but drew wide attention to an appalling aspect of urban life of which the prosperous classes were barely aware.

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  • BN ID: 2940026568529
  • Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1890 volume
  • File size: 702 KB

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. The Darkness: 1. Why 'Darkest England'?; 2. The submerged tenth; 3. The homeless; 4. The out-of-works; 5. On the verge of the abyss; 6. The vicious; 7. The criminals; 8. The children of the lost; 9. Is there no help?; Part II. Deliverance: 1. A stupendous undertaking; 2. To the rescue!; 3. To the country!; 4. New Britain; 5. More crusades; 6. Assistance in general; 7. Can it be done, and how?; 8. A practical conclusion; Appendices.

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