Call the Midwife Shadows of the Workhouse

Call the Midwife  Shadows of the Workhouse
Author : Jennifer Worth
Publisher : Ecco
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2013-01-22
ISBN 10 : 0062270044
ISBN 13 : 9780062270047
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Call the Midwife Shadows of the Workhouse Book Description:

The sequel to Jennifer Worth's New York Times bestselling memoir and the basis for the PBS series Call the Midwife When twenty-two-year-old Jennifer Worth, from a comfortable middle-class upbringing, went to work as a midwife in the direst section of postwar London, she not only delivered hundreds of babies and touched many lives, she also became the neighborhood's most vivid chronicler. Woven into the ongoing tales of her life in the East End are the true stories of the people Worth met who grew up in the dreaded workhouse, a Dickensian institution that limped on into the middle of the twentieth century. Orphaned brother and sister Peggy and Frank lived in the workhouse until Frank got free and returned to rescue his sister. Bubbly Jane's spirit was broken by the cruelty of the workhouse master until she found kindness and romance years later at Nonnatus House. Mr. Collett, a Boer War veteran, lost his family in the two world wars and died in the workhouse. Though these are stories of unimaginable hardship, what shines through each is the resilience of the human spirit and the strength, courage, and humor of people determined to build a future for themselves against the odds. This is an enduring work of literary nonfiction, at once a warmhearted coming-of-age story and a startling look at people's lives in the poorest section of postwar London.

Shadows of the Workhouse

Shadows of the Workhouse
Author : Jennifer Worth
Publisher :
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2009
ISBN 10 : 0753825856
ISBN 13 : 9780753825853
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadows of the Workhouse Book Description:

Midwife.

In the Shadow of the Workhouse

In the Shadow of the Workhouse
Author : Maurice Caplan
Publisher :
Total Pages : 82
Release : 1984
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015013341386
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Shadow of the Workhouse Book Description:

Shadows of the Workhouse

Shadows of the Workhouse
Author : Jennifer Worth
Publisher : Phoenix
Total Pages : 294
Release : 2013-01-01
ISBN 10 : 1780225113
ISBN 13 : 9781780225111
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadows of the Workhouse Book Description:

In this follow up to CALL THE MIDWIFE, Jennifer Worth, a midwife working in the docklands area of East London in the 1950s tells more stories about the people she encountered. There's Jane, who cleaned and generally helped out at Nonnatus House - she was taken to the workhouse as a baby and was allegedly the illegitimate daughter of an aristocrat. Peggy and Frank's parents both died within six months of one another and the children were left destitute. At the time, there was no other option for them but the workhouse. The Reverend Thornton-Appleby-Thorton, a missionary in Africa, visits the Nonnatus nuns and Sister Julienne acts as matchmaker. And Sister Monica Joan, the eccentric ninety-year-old nun, is accused of shoplifting some small items from the local market. She is let off with a warning, but then Jennifer finds stolen jewels from Hatton Garden in the nun's room. These stories give a fascinating insight into the resilience and spirit that enabled ordinary people to overcome their difficulties.

Clothing the Poor in Nineteenth Century England

Clothing the Poor in Nineteenth Century England
Author : Vivienne Richmond
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2013-09-19
ISBN 10 : 9781107471405
ISBN 13 : 1107471400
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clothing the Poor in Nineteenth Century England Book Description:

In this pioneering study Vivienne Richmond reveals the importance of dress to the nineteenth-century English poor, who valued clothing not only for its practical utility, but also as a central element in the creation and assertion of collective and individual identities. During this period of rapid industrialisation and urbanisation formal dress codes, corporate and institutional uniforms and the spread of urban fashions replaced the informal dress of agricultural England. This laid the foundations of modern popular dress and generated fears about the visual blurring of social boundaries as new modes of manufacturing and retailing expanded the wardrobes of the majority. But a significant impoverished minority remained outside this process. Clothed by diminishing parish assistance, expanding paternalistic charity and the second-hand trade, they formed a 'sartorial underclass' whose material deprivation and visual distinction was a cause of physical discomfort and psychological trauma.

Rethinking Old Age

Rethinking Old Age
Author : Paul Higgs
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages : 184
Release : 2015-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9781137384003
ISBN 13 : 113738400X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Old Age Book Description:

With the aspiration for a long life now achievable for many individuals, the status of old age as a distinct social position has become problematic. In this radical re-examination of the nature of old age, Paul Higgs and Chris Gilleard reveal the emergence of a 'fourth age' that embodies the most feared and marginalised aspects of old age, conceptually linked to and yet distinct from traditional models of old age. Inspired by the authors' ground-breaking work on the third and fourth age and supported by extensive sociological, medical and historical research, Rethinking Old Age offers a unique and timely analysis of the fourth age as a 'social imaginary' that is shaped and maintained by the social, cultural and political discourses and practices that divide later life. It stands as a significant resource for students, academics and practitioners of Sociology, Ageing Studies, Gerontology, Social Policy, Health Studies, Social Work and Nursing.

Women in the Arts in the Belle Epoque

Women in the Arts in the Belle Epoque
Author : Paul Fryer
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 237
Release : 2012-10-18
ISBN 10 : 9780786460755
ISBN 13 : 078646075X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in the Arts in the Belle Epoque Book Description:

This collection of new essays explores the role played by women practitioners in the arts during the period often referred to as the Belle Epoque, a turn of the century period in which the modern media (audio and film recording, broadcasting, etc.) began to become a reality. Exploring the careers and creative lives of both the famous (Sarah Bernhardt) and the less so (Pauline Townsend) across a remarkable range of artistic activity from composition through oratory to fine art and film directing, these essays attempt to reveal, in some cases for the first time, women's true impact on the arts at the turn of the 19th century.

Fortuna s Deadly Shadow

Fortuna s Deadly Shadow
Author : Leslie Scase
Publisher : Seren
Total Pages : 328
Release : 2019-02-27
ISBN 10 : 9781781726303
ISBN 13 : 1781726302
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortuna s Deadly Shadow Book Description:

1893: A train to the bustling industrial town of Pontypridd crashes, and in the chaos of the disaster a killer covers up a violent murder. Two years later Thomas Chard’s arrival to take up his post as inspector in the burgeoning police force coincides with the grisly discovery of a body in the River Taff. Chard grapples with the demands of his new job – rudimentary Victorian police procedures, an authoritarian superintendent, and finding a murderer. His investigations lead him beyond respectable society, through the dark back streets of Pontypridd to a seamy world of money lenders, pick pockets, prostitutes and gamblers. As the number of suspects grows, each with their own secret to protect, Chard must disentangle the web of lies being spun around him in order to catch a killer.

In the Shadow Of the Poorhouse Tenth Anniversary Edition

In the Shadow Of the Poorhouse  Tenth Anniversary Edition
Author : Michael B Katz
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 410
Release : 1996-12-11
ISBN 10 : 9780465024520
ISBN 13 : 0465024521
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Shadow Of the Poorhouse Tenth Anniversary Edition Book Description:

With welfare reform a burning political issue, this special anniversary edition of the classic history of welfare in America has been revised and updated to include the latest bipartisan debates on how to “end welfare as we know it.”In the Shadow of the Poorhouse examines the origins of social welfare, both public and private, from the days of the colonial poorhouse through the current tragedy of the homeless. The book explains why such a highly criticized system persists. Katz explores the relationship between welfare and municipal reform; the role of welfare capitalism, eugenics, and social insurance in the reorganization of the labor market; the critical connection between poverty and politics in the rise of the New Deal welfare state; and how the War on Poverty of the '60s became the war on welfare of the '80s.