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An Introduction to Charles Booth's London

Tuesday 26 February - Tuesday 02 April

  • Time: 19:00 - 20:30
  • Days of Week: Tuesdays
  • Course Code: LN19209
  • Subject: London
  • Level: SUITABLE FOR ALL
  • Tutor: Sarah Wise
  • Max students: 12
  • Number of Sessions: 6
  • Status: Available/A
  • Cost: £67.00 to £89.00
  • Concs. : £67
This course will explore aspects of Charles Booth's landmark survey 'Life & Labour of the People in London', published in 17 volumes between 1889 and 1903 (the entire series can be read in the Bishopsgate Library). Among the phenomena Booth investigated are: working-class political movements, women's lives and economic status, religious/spiritual belief, late-Victorian immigrant experiences of the city, children and schools, the various trades of London. Using Booth's famous 'Poverty Map', we will take up-close looks at such neighbourhoods as Lambeth, Soho, Whitechapel/Spitalfields, Bethnal Green, Covent Garden, complemented by historical photos/sketches and eyewitness accounts by contemporaries of Booth's that either corroborate or contest his vision of London at the end of the 19th century.

**This course is now SOLD OUT.**


For more information about this course and what you will learn, see the course outline.

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