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This classic work in the literature of poverty, published in 1890 by William Booth (1829-1912), the founder of the Salvation Army, drew attention to the appalling conditions in which the destitute of Victorian Britain's great cities lived, and suggested ways in which their lives could be improved. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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  • Paperback: 396 pages
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (September 11, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1245076108
  • ISBN-13: 978-1245076104
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.8 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Harold Gulley Jr. on April 24, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Mind, body, and spirit are all the concern of Booth in his book about the darkness of humanity found on the east side of London and the lack of caring shown by the government as well as the churches of the day (mid 1800's).
The sensitivity to the overall needs of man comes out of Booth's love for their soul as well as their body and he does an amazing job of connecting the two. So amazing in fact that there are many establishments of higher learning that still today make it required reading for human service majors.
Booth understood back then that there are certain things about the needs of man that could not be changed by government, society, or time itself. It was this realization that caused him to put aside his desire to feed the souls of the needy until he could feed their stomachs. He was quoted once as saying 'they can't hear the gospel over the noise of their growling stomachs' (not an exact quote).
Booth had been a minister in the New Methodist Connection church in London but left when they would not allow him to minister to the needy who were so close to his heart. Ultimately he began an organization which he called the Christian Mission, we know it today as The Salvation Army, the most successful and trusted charitable organization in the world.
The book is written in the difficult style of old world English authors and may not be the easiest read, but it is well worth it to those who want to better understand both the cause of and the answer to poverty in our world.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mei on April 26, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
William Booth (1829-1912) is the founder of the Salvation Army. He worked as a Methodist lay-preacher in the poverty strikken East End of Londen in the mid-1800's before he founded the Salvation Army in 1865.

In this book he explains his views on how a Christian should live and act. Booth believed that people should be helped and not judged. The Salvation Army is still very active in the distribution of humanitarian aid in many countries of the world. In this memoir-like book Booth also writes a lot about the poverty and destitution he saw in the slums of London. He includes some of the stories of people he met to help him explain his points of view on poverty and humanitarian help. He is not only touched by the difficulties of the poor, he also believes that to save the soul of a man you need to seek the salvation of the body ("...I must assert in the most unqualified way that it is primarily and mainly for
the sake of saving the soul that I seek the salvation of the body." [Copied from Chapter 5]).

The first edition of this book was printed in 1890.

I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in William Booth and the Salvation Army, or in social history of the UK in the 19th century.

To give you an idea of the book I will copy two subsections of Chapter 3:

[...]
Some seven years ago a great outcry was made concerning the Housing of
the Poor. Much was said, and rightly said--it could not be said too
strongly--concerning the disease-breeding, manhood-destroying
character of many of the tenements in which the poor herd in our large
cities. But there is a depth below that of the dweller in the slums.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Stephen Goode VINE VOICE on August 23, 2012
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Just having finished experiencing the great London Olympic games in 2012, it is hard to believe that just over a century ago, London was a totally different place. What happened? "In Darkest England and the Way Out," is an awful yet fascinating book (or rather a strategic, audacious plan) by one man and a vision to change a nation of 3 million destitute who were enslaved in the 1890's in darkest England. One tenth of the population at that time. This book grapples with what to do - how to respond to the needs of this "submerged tenth" of the population. One page 24, "Darkest England may be described as consisting broadly of three circles, one within the other. The outer and widest circle is inhabited by the starving and the homeless, but honest Poor. The second by those who live by Vice; and the third and innermost region at the centre is peopled by those who exist by Crime. The whole of the three circles is sodden with Drink. "

But this is a book about real people struggling to survive but have come upon even more hard times. Homeless, living on the streets, nowhere to go. The Embankment on the Thames is full of people who have been looking for work during the day, most unsuccessful. This is a picture of a dozen men interviewed at midnight by a Salvation Army officer, No. 4 is an elderly man and visibly starts to shake at the mention of work; "he produces a card carefully wrapped in old newspaper, to the effect that Mr. J.R. is a member of the Trade Protection League. He is a waterside laborer. last job a fortnight ago. has earned nothing for 5 days. Had a bit of bread this morning but not a scrap since. Had a cup of tea and two slices of bread yesterday. Is 50 years old and still damp from sleeping out in the wet last night." People wanting to work but there is none to be found.
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