British Depth Study - Social Reformers.

Some notes on Charles Booth, Seebohm Rowntree, and the Salvation Army.

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SOCIAL REFORMERS

CHARLES BOOTH:

Born in 1840 in Liverpool.
Family = wealthy ship owners.
1865: He stood for the liberal party in a local election. He lost.
Booth decided he'd have more influence if he educated people.


He started to research poverty in the East End of London, where he…

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Seebohm Rowntree

He ran the chocolate company and lived in York.
Wanted to see if Charles Booth's findings in London were similar to York.

He found that:
A typical family of 5 needed 21s 8d a week to live on.
28% of people in York earned less than this ­…

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