In Darkest England and the Way Out

Author: William Booth

Publisher: W. Bryce


Category: Agricultural colonies

Page: 285

View: 369

An analysis of the causes of poverty in England, with some proposed solutions, from the founder of the Salvation Army. The title is a deliberate reference to Stanley's "In darkest Africa," which was published the same year.

In Darkest England and the Way Out

Author: William Booth

Publisher: W. Bryce


Category: Agricultural colonies

Page: 285

View: 1521

An analysis of the causes of poverty in England, with some proposed solutions, from the founder of the Salvation Army. The title is a deliberate reference to Stanley's "In darkest Africa," which was published the same year.

In Darkest England and the Way Out

Author: William Booth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108074367

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 9414

A classic work in the literature of poverty, published in 1890 by William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army.

In Darkest England, and the Way Out

Author: William Booth

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537546636

Category: Agricultural colonies

Page: 246

View: 5784

In Darkest England, and the Way Out is the Salvation Army's socially conscious treatise regarding the dire situation of the impoverished lower classes in England. First published in 1890 at a time of great hardship for working class people, this book was the charity founder William Booth's attempt at publicising the desperate straits many ordinary people found themselves in. A rallying cry for preventing and acting against stark poverty, the book poignantly captures the mass degradation of the poor which characterised late Victorian Britain. Within its pages we also see the early philosophy by which the Salvation Army operated. Booth categorises various people who approach the organisation for assistance, from the misfortunate who are out of work, to those with alcohol and substance abuse problems, to petty criminals seeking to reform their ways. To this day, the swift development of an organised response to the various causes of poverty forms part of the organisation's success. Highlights include accounts from individual persons who had received support from the Salvation Army. These accounts put a human face and act to counterbalance the more data-heavy portions of the text. Stories include women rescued from neglect; older men experiencing employer ageism in spite of their skills; missing persons found thanks to communication between branches of the charity; and lives dramatically turned around. Although William Booth put his prominent name to the publication, it is agreed that most of this book was written by the passionate investigative journalist W. T. Stead. In researching the text, Stead would visit many of the kitchens and facilities set up by the Salvation Army, which in the years after its founding encountered no shortage of people in dire need within Europe and North America.

William Booth

Soup, Soap, and Salvation

Author: Janet Benge,Geoff Benge

Publisher: YWAM Publishing

ISBN: 9781576582589

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 199

View: 1179

Recounts the life of the founder of the Salvation Army.

Youth of Darkest England

Working-Class Children at the Heart of Victorian Empire

Author: Troy Boone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135872708

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 8323

This book examines the representation of English working-class children — the youthful inhabitants of the poor urban neighborhoods that a number of writers dubbed "darkest England" — in Victorian and Edwardian imperialist literature. In particular, Boone focuses on how the writings for and about youth undertook an ideological project to enlist working-class children into the British imperial enterprise, demonstrating convincingly that the British working-class youth resisted a nationalist identification process that tended to eradicate or obfuscate class differences.

Purity of Heart

Author: William Booth

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979953764


Page: 104

View: 8992

Purity of Heart is a passionate call by the founder of the Salvation Army for readers to live a life closer to God and follow the essential message of the Holy Spirit. Having witnessed much suffering in his vocation as head of a charity committed to assisting the misfortunate and destitute, William Booth was moved to write several books and essays upon principles of the Christian faith. This manual concerns the concept of purity, and how the attentive and devout person may attain a truly pure spirit and enjoy a good relationship with the divine. Booth's gift as an author shine in this short yet deeply impacting work. He engages the reader as an equal, with a conversational style that does not condescend, belittle or awe. A reading of the text gives the image of a skilled preacher, assured of the value of his message yet understanding of his flock's anxieties and life concerns. Keen to avoid high-minded or overly theoretical discussion, William Booth balances encouragement with practical steps to attaining a pure heart. Moderating one's temper and pride, and engaging one's God-given talents in both work and play are identified as the first steps to a purer heart and soul. Resisting the urge to take revenge or bear malice to others is another component to purity, that each believer benefit from the Lord's blessing.

In Darkest London

Author: Margaret Harkness

Publisher: Black Apollo Press

ISBN: 1900355639

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 2046

A social documentary of the East End in the 1880s, this work was originally published in 1889, as "Captain Lobe: A Story of the Salvation Army" by John Law, the pen name of Margaret Harkness, an important expounder of social realism in late 19th-century England.

Looking Backward, 2000-1887

Author: Edward Bellamy

Publisher: N.A


Category: Boston (Mass.)

Page: 470

View: 3707

Set in Boston on December 26, 2000, but written before the turn of the nineteenth century, this classic Utopian novel is more significant and relevant than ever with its reappearance this millennium. Addressing moral and material concerns of late nineteenth century industrial America through romantic narrative, Bellamy suggests a fictionalized society in which war, poverty, and malice do not exist.

Darkest England

Author: Idries Shah

Publisher: Octagon Press Ltd

ISBN: 0863040756

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 3643

This work offers coverage of England in an anthropological sense and from the Sufi perspective.

The Seven Spirits

What I Teach My Officers

Author: William Booth

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781481884730

Category: Religion

Page: 88

View: 1396

General William Booth (1829-1912), the founder of the Salvation Army, was a powerful leader and passionate preacher whose life has influenced millions. This excellent book is a series of addresses he gave to his Officers in 1904 where he bares his heart, sharing seven key truths for effective ministry:• The Spirit of Divine Life• The Spirit of Holiness• The Spirit of Devotion• The Spirit of Light• The Spirit of War• The Spirit of Faith• The Spirit of Burning LoveThis book will challenge you out of complacency and into wholehearted zeal and service for the Lord. Passionate, personal and just as practical today as when it was first given!

Blood And Fire

William and Catherine Booth and the Salvation Army

Author: Roy Hattersley

Publisher: Abacus

ISBN: 0349143080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 6969

An uneducated youth, William Booth left home in 1849 at the age of twenty to preach the gospel for the New Methodist Connexion. Six years later he founded a new religious movement which succeeded to such a degree that the Salvation Army (which it became) is now a worldwide operation with massive membership. But that is only part of Booth's importance and heritage. In many ways his story is also that of the Victorian poor, as he and his wife Catherine made it their lives' work to battle against the poverty and deprivation which were endemic in the mid- to late 1800s. Indeed, it was Catherine who, although a chronic invalid, inspired the Army's social policy and attitude to female authority. Her campaign against child prostitution resulted in the age of consent being raised and it was Catherine who, dying of cancer, encouraged William to clear the slums -- In Darkest England, The Way Out. Roy Hattersley's masterful dual biography is not just the story of two fascinating lives but a portrait of an integral part of our history.

Stop Talking, Start Doing

A Kick in the Pants in Six Parts

Author: Shaa Wasmund

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857082604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2254

There’s never been a better time, or a more urgent time, to start doing the things you want to do. Perhaps you feel your career is stuck in a rut – or maybe you’re in the wrong job altogether. Or maybe you have a great business idea but something is stopping you from actually getting started. You may already be running a business but struggling to get to it to where you want it to be. Or perhaps you just want to be more successful in general – without knowing exactly what your vision of success is - yet! If you want to do something but secretly fear you’re never going to do it, whatever that might be, then this will help you. Stop Talking, Start Doing is a short, clear and cleverly illustrated book that will inspire you to take action. Whatever you want to achieve, this is the kick in the pants you need to get to where you truly want to be. It’s great that you know you can do more, but just thinking about it, won’t make it happen. It’s doing that makes the difference. DO IT. If you’ve got something you want to do… now is a good time to start.


Author: A.E. Winship

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732662152

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

View: 9980

Reproduction of the original: Jukes-Edwards by A.E. Winship

Victorian Literature, 1830-1900

Author: Dorothy Mermin,Herbert F. Tucker

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155071773

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1140

View: 4395

This new anthology emphasizes Victorian nonfiction prose and verse with a generous, fresh selection of pieces from authors within the canon as well as outside of it.

Darkest India

Author: Booth Tucker

Publisher: Tucker Press

ISBN: 1406761699

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 8969

PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

Life of Mrs. Booth

The Founder of the Salvation Army - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: William Thomas Stead

Publisher: Scholar's Choice

ISBN: 9781296134860


Page: 258

View: 9611

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The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547345666

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 4800

Now a Hulu Original Series The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment’s calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid’s Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.