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Poverty and compassion : the moral imagination of the late Victorians

Author: Gertrude Himmelfarb
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
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Himmelfarb, Gertrude.
Poverty and compassion.
New York : Knopf, 1991
(OCoLC)643750585
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gertrude Himmelfarb
ISBN: 0679401199 9780679401193
OCLC Number: 22488559
Description: xii, 475 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : compassion "properly understood" --
bk. 1. "The arithmetic of woe." Social statistics ; Rising expectations and relative deprivations ; Unemployment and the casual laborer ; The housing of "outcast London" ; The "great depression" and the "great decline" --
bk. 2. Life and labour of the people in London. Charles Booth : a man of property and conscience ; The science of social research ; Poverty and the poor ; "The crux of the problem" ; "Special subjects" : women, children, Jews, the aged ; Religion, morality, ideology ; Booth and Rowntree --
bk. 3. The "time-spirit" : charity and philanthropy. The science of charity ; Model dwellings and model homes ; The Salvation Army and the Barnardo homes ; Toynbee Hall --
bk. 4. Social philosophy and social reform. "Positive" liberalism ; The new radicalism ; The new economics : an "economics of chivalry" --
bk. 5 "We are all socialists now." Land nationalization ; Marxism, English style ; Religious socialism ; Fabianism --
Epilogue : toward the welfare state.
Responsibility: Gertrude Himmelfarb.

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