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Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants seeking work. Daily, the slum dwellers toil to fulfill clothing orders and make artificial flowers for factories. Some won’t be able to settle their debts.
The Howarths take on extra help and Victorian child labor is food for thought.
John and Maria bed down in the Victorian doss-house
Learn why, despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London.
London recovers from an economic depression.
Observe the social changes of the 1900s.
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