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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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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

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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

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