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Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

by Ellen Ross


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ISBN-13: 9780520249066
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 07/26/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ellen Ross is Professor of History and Women’s Studies at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She is the author of Love and Toil: Motherhood in Outcast London (1993) and many articles on London and women’s history.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Map of London in 1888

Introduction: Adventures among the Poor

1. “A Lady Resident,” “Sketch of Life in Buildings,” 1889
2. Annie (Wood) Besant, “White Slavery in London,” 1888
3. Clementina Black and Adele (Lady Carl) Meyer, from Makers of Our Clothes, 1909
4. Helen (Dendy) Bosanquet, “Marriage in East London,” 1895
5. Agnes Kate Foxwell, from Munition Lasses, 1917
6. Clara Ellen Grant, “A School Settlement,” 1911
7. Margaret Harkness, “Barmaids,” 1889
8. Mary (Kingsland) Higgs, “
In a London Tramp Ward,” 1906
9. Edith (Mrs. F.{ths}G.) Hogg, “The Fur-Pullers of South London,” 1897
10. Amy Levy, from A London Plane-Tree, and Other Verse, 1889
11. Margaret McMillan, “A Slum Mother” (1908) and “Guy and the Stars” (1919)
12. Olive Christian Malvery, “Gilding the Gutter,” 1905
13. Anna Martin, “The Irresponsibility of the Father,” 1918
14. Honnor Morten, “Eating the Apple,” 1899
15. Margaret Wynne Nevinson, “The Evacuation of the Workhouse,” 1918
16. Sylvia Pankhurst, selections from The Woman’s Dreadnaught, 1916–1917
17. Florence Petty, from The Pudding Lady, 1910
18. Ellen Henrietta Ranyard, selections from The Missing Link Magazine, 1878
19. Maud Pember Reeves, selections from Round about a Pound a Week, 1913
20. Maude Alethea Stanley, “Drunkenness,” 1878
21. Dorothy Tennant (Lady Stanley), from London Street Arabs, 1890
22. Ethel Brilliana (Mrs. Alec) Tweedie, “Petticoat-Lane,” 1895
23. Kate Warburton, “An Epiphany Pilgrimage,” 1906
24. Beatrice (Potter) Webb, “Pages from a Work-Girl’s Diary,” 1888

Appendix 1: The Geography of London Wealth and Poverty
Appendix 2: The Texts Arranged Thematically
Glossary of Terms,
Institutions, and Organizations


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