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This is a brief list of reading material to help you research further on the topics touched on within this website.

The history of The Children's Society | Childhood and child welfare | Poverty in Victorian Britain

The history of The Children's Society

Bill Bowder
Children first: a photo-history of England's children in need - written and complied by Bill Bowder for the Church of England Children's Society
London: Mowbray, 1980
ISBN 0264667387

Church of England Waifs and Strays' Society
The first forty years: a chronicle of the Church of England Waifs and Strays' Society 1881 - 1920
London: Church of England Waifs and Strays' Society, 1922

Mildred de Montjoie Rudolf
Everybody's Children: the story of the Church of England Children's Society 1921 - 1948
London: Oxford University Press, 1950

John Stroud
Thirteen Penny Stamps: the story of the Church of England Children's Society (Waifs and Strays) from 1881 to the 1970s
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1971
ISBN 0340149183

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Childhood and Child welfare

Alyson Brown and David Barrett
Knowledge of evil: child prostitution and child sexual abuse in twentieth-century England
Cullompton: Willa, 2002
ISBN 1903240638

John Burnett (ed)
Destiny obscure: autobiographies of childhood, education and family from the 1820's to the 1920's
London: Routledge, 1994
ISBN 0415104009

Pamela Cox
Gender,justice and welfare: bad girls in Britain 1900 - 1950
Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2003
ISBN 033374439

Anne Digby and Peter Searby
Children, school and society in nineteenth century England
London: MacMillian, 1981
ISBN 0333246799

Jeannie Duckworth
Fagin's children: criminal children in Victorian England
London: Hambeldon and London, 2002
ISBN 1852853913

Deborah Dwork
War is good for babies and other young children: a history of the infant and child welfare movement in England 1898-1918
London: Tavistock, 1987
ISBN 042260660X

Ruth Gilchrist, Tony Jeffs and Jean Spence (eds)
Essays in the history of community and youth work
Leicester: National Youth Agency, 2001
ISBN 0861552458

Harry Hendrick
Child welfare: England 1872 - 1989
London: Routledge, 1994
ISBN 0415007739

Pamela Horn
The Victorian town child
Stroud: Sutton, 1997
ISBN 0750911190

Steve Humphries, Joanna Mack and Robert Perks
A century of childhood
London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1988
ISBN 0283997559

Pat Starkey and Jon Lawrence (eds)
Child welfare and social action in the nineteenth and twenthieth centuries. International perspectives.
Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2001
ISBN 0853236763

Susan A. Williams, Patrick Ivin and Caroline Morse
The children of London: attendance and welfare at school 1870 - 1900
London: Institute of Education, University of London, 2001
ISBN 0854736409

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Poverty in Victorian Britain

Kellow Chesney
The Victorian underworld
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1972
ISBN 0140215824

Fredrich Engels
The condition of the working class in England
London: Penguin, 1993
ISBN 0192829556
[Originally published in 1845 in German under the title Die Lage der Arbeitenden Klasse in England]

S. Martin Gaskill (ed.)
Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1990
ISBN 0718512936

James Greenwood
The seven curses of London
London: Stanley River, 1869

Gertrude Himmelfarb
The idea of poverty: England in the early industrial age
London: Faber, 1984
ISBN 0571131778

Henry Mayhew
London labour and the London poor
London: Penguin, 1985
ISBN 0140432418
[Originally published as a series of articles for the Morning Chronicle newspaper between 1849 - 1850. First published in book form in 1851.]

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