Charles Booth’s London Poverty Maps: A Landmark Reassessment of Booth’s Social S – Mary S Morgan


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In the late 19th century, Charles Booth’s landmark social and economic survey found that 35% of Londoners were living in abject poverty. Between 1886 and 1903, Booth’s team of social investigators interviewed Londoners from all walks of life, recording their comments, together with their own unrestrained remarks and statistical information, in 450 notebooks. Their findings formed the basis of Booth’s colour-coded social mapping (from vicious and semi-criminal to wealthy). Organised into 12 geographical sections, this book presents the meticulously hand-coloured preparatory and final printed social mapping of London.