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Links: Victorian Social Issues

Charles Booth and the Survey Into Life and Labour in London (1886-1903)
http://booth.lse.ac.uk/
Includes the "poverty maps of London" indicating the social and economic status of the city street by street.

Hidden Lives Revealed
http://www.hiddenlives.org.uk/
Hidden Lives Revealed focuses on the period 1881-1918, and includes unique archive material about poor and disadvantaged children cared for by The Waifs and Strays' Society. The Society cared for children across England and Wales - in both the densest urban conurbations and some of the smallest rural villages.

London Labour and the London Poor
http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/MayLond.html
Not specifically about crime, but a fascinating book by Henry Mayhew, primarily concerned with the lives and work of street vendors and costermongers (published 1862).

A Woman's Place in 19th-Century Victorian History
http://www.fashion-era.com/a_womans_place.htm

The Workhouse
http://www.workhouses.org.uk
This site is dedicated to the workhouse its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets...

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Magazine Abbreviations:
CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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