Homes of the London Poor

By: Octavia Hill
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Homes of the London Poor" by Octavia Hill stands as a landmark work in social reform literature, offering a poignant examination of urban poverty and housing conditions during the Victorian era. As a pioneer in housing reform and philanthropy, Hill's book delves into the harsh realities faced by the impoverished residents of London's working-class neighborhoods. Through meticulous research and firsthand accounts, Hill shines a light on the deplorable living conditions in tenement housing, sparking a movement for slum clearance and improved sanitation. With a steadfast commitment to social justice, she advocates for the rights and dignity of the city's poorest inhabitants, championing charity work and public health initiatives to alleviate their suffering. At its core, "Homes of the London Poor" is a call to action, urging society to confront the systemic injustices that perpetuate urban poverty. Hill's impassioned plea for housing reform reverberates through the pages of her book, inspiring generations of activists and policymakers to strive for a more equitable society. With its blend of rigorous analysis and heartfelt advocacy, Hill's work remains a timeless testament to the power of compassion and social solidarity in the fight against poverty and inequality.

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Octavia Hill

Octavia Hill was an English social reformer who focused on the well-being of city dwellers, particularly in London, in the second half of the nineteenth century. She was born into a family of radical thinkers and reformers who were deeply committed to reducing poverty, and she grew up in difficult circumstances as a result of her father's business failures. Her mother educated her at home, and she began working for the welfare of workers when she was 14 years old. Hill was a driving factor in the construction of communal housing, and her early association with John Ruskin allowed her to put her theories into action with the help of his initial investment. Hill was also concerned about the availability of open areas for low-income people. She battled against development in existing suburban woodlands and helped to prevent construction on London's Hampstead Heath and Parliament Hill Fields. She was one of the three founding members of the National Trust, which was established to preserve places of historical interest or natural beauty for the enjoyment of the British people. She was a founding member of the Charity Organisation Society (now Family Action), which organised philanthropic funds and pioneered a home-visiting program that laid the groundwork for modern social work. She was on the Royal Commission on Poor Laws in 1905.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 60pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362768372
  • ISBN-13: 9789362768377
  • Item Weight: 78g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.81mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenil e Nonfiction / General