Glimpses into the Abyss by Mary Higgs

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Author Higgs, Mary, 1854-
Title Glimpses into the Abyss
Contents Vagrancy: an essay awarded the Girton Gamble Prize, 1906 -- Five days and five nights as a tramp among tramps -- A northern tramp ward -- A night in a Salvation Army shelter -- Three nights in women's lodging-houses -- Common lodging-house life -- London investigations -- A symposium in a common lodging-house -- Vagrancy: its relation to the Industrial Revolution -- Appendices: Transfer of casuals to police supervision. Summary of recommendations of Vagrancy Committee. Labour colonies: summary. Women: report of Vagrancy Committee. Evils of short sentences. Preface by Canon Hicks, of Salford, to "Five days and nights as a tramp among tramps." Immorality as caused by destitution among women. Common lodging-houses versus shelters.
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Language English
LoC Class HV: Social sciences: Social pathology, Social and Public Welfare
Subject Poor -- Great Britain
Subject Women -- Employment -- Great Britain
Subject Lodging-houses -- Great Britain
Subject Vagrancy -- Great Britain
Subject Prostitution -- Great Britain
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EBook-No. 40122
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