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circa 1905


Discusses the developments of the early 19th century in response to the rise of factories, labor conditions, and child labor. Several important people who fought to improve conditions are discussed including: William Wilberforce, Richard Oastler, Robert Owen, Elizabeth Fry, Frederick Denison Maurice, Charles Kingsley, Samuel Howe, Joseph Tuckerman, Charles Rancis Barnard, and Horace Mann. The main point is that modern charity is not alms, but helping the downtrodden and oppressed to help themselves.

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Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, history

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Lecture Seven: The Beginnings of Modern Charity [19th Century]



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