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An Introduction to Charles Booth's London

Tuesday 11 June - Tuesday 16 July

  • Time: 19:00 PM - 20:30 PM
  • Days of Week: Tuesdays
  • Course Code: LN19316
  • Subject: London
  • 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 close-up 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.

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

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