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Religion and Relationships in Ragged Schools: An Intimate History of Educating the Poor, 1844-1870

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by Laura M. Mair

    • Author

      Laura M. Mair

    • Book Format

      Paperback

    • Publisher

      Routledge

    • Published

      March 2021

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      Religion and Relationships in Ragged Schools: An Intimate History of Educating the Poor, 1844-1870

      Today's Price £52.74



      Product Description

      Focusing on the interaction between teachers and scholars, this book provides an intimate account of "ragged schools" that challenges existing scholarship on evangelical child-saving movements and Victorian philanthropy. With Lord Shaftesbury as their figurehead, these institutions provided a free education to impoverished children. The primary purpose of the schools, however, was the salvation of children's souls.

      Using promotional literature and local school documents, this book contrasts the public portrayal of children and teachers with that found in practice. It draws upon evidence from schools in Scotland and England, giving insight into the achievements and challenges of individual institutions. An intimate account is constructed using the journals maintained by Martin Ware, the superintendent of a North London school, alongside a cache of letters that children sent him. This combination of personal and national perspectives adds nuance to the narratives often imposed upon historic philanthropic movements.

      Investigating how children responded to the evangelistic messages and educational opportunities ragged schools offered, this book will be of keen interest to historians of education, emigration, religion, as well as of the nineteenth century more broadly.

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      • Author

        Laura M. Mair

      • Book Format

        Paperback

      • Publisher

        Routledge

      • Published

        March 2021

      • Weight

        472g

      • Dimensions

        156 x 234 x 14 mm

      • ISBN

        9780367786755

      • ISBN-10

        0367786753

      • Eden Code

        5522392

      More Information

      • Author/Creator: Laura M. Mair

      • ISBN: 9780367786755

      • Publisher: Routledge

      • Release Date: March 2021

      • Weight: 472g

      • Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 14 mm

      • Eden Code: 5522392


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