Sixty Years in Waifdom

Sixty Years in Waifdom

or, The Ragged School Movement in English History

Hardback500pp Illustrated187x125mm

9780875851082     Product Code: 507861

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Organized into the Ragged School Union with Lord Shaftesbury as President in 1844, the ‘ragged schools’ aimed to teach and relieve the distress of Britain’s street children. In this 1904 account, Montague looks at the schools’ role within 19th-century society and argues that, by providing education and basic amenities, they also helped prevent violent uprisings against the class inequality of the era. Reprinted with a new introduction in 1970. No jacket and slightly off-mint.

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