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drugs

drugs  

Narcotics, stimulants, inebriants, and mind-altering substances have been used historically by peoples around the world to satisfy a variety of needs, including religious activities, public ...
(Frederick) Oswald Barnett

(Frederick) Oswald Barnett  

(1883–1972)was the most influential anti-slum campaigner of the 1930s and an architect of housing policy in Victoria and the Commonwealth in the early 1940s.From his working-class Methodist childhood ...
housing

housing  

Refers both to shelter in houses and to the provision of houses. It is the latter which has attracted historians, who have been particularly interested in tracing the provision of ...
How the Other Half Lives

How the Other Half Lives  

(1890).Jacob A. Riis's How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York was illustrated by seventeen halftones of photographs from Riis's extensive collection (now held by ...
Hygiene, Personal.

Hygiene, Personal.  

Early European visitors to the United States frequently commented on the absence of reliable supplies of soap and water and the prevalence of mud and manure, flies and insects, and ...
poverty

poverty  

Reference type:
Overview Page
Subject:
History
Poverty is no disgrace, but it is a great incovenience proverbial saying, late 16th century.poverty is not a crime proverbial saying, late 16th century.when poverty comes in at the door, love flies ...
Settlement Houses

Settlement Houses  

African American women were a vital part of the leadership of the settlement house movement, founding and organizing settlement institutions in an effort to better the conditions of members of ...
Slums

Slums   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
286 words

have been a target of social reformers since the word was first applied to the mean streets of Sydney in

Slums.

Slums.   Reference library

Henry C. Binford

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
583 words
The word “slum” originated as an East London slang term, probably in the early nineteenth century. By 1850, in both England and America, “slums” referred to places inhabited by poor people ... More
squatter

squatter  

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Subject:
History
A person who takes unauthorized possession of unoccupied premises or land, usually to live there.In the USA, from the late 18th century, a squatter was a settler having no normal or legal title to ...
urban history

urban history  

Can be defined variously. Histories of individual British towns have been written for over four centuries; studies of towns and urbanization in general came later; while as an academic discipline ...
urban regeneration

urban regeneration  

The attempt to reinvigorate a run-down urban area, through strategies including the redevelopment of brownfield sites, rehabilitation of the existing building stock, and enhancement of public spaces ...
urban renewal

urban renewal  

Fashionable American term of the 1950s, which really meant large-scale destructive redevelopment of urban areas, often in association with central or municipal government. It was adopted in the ...

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