From Workhouse to Westminster The Life Story of Will Crooks, M.P.
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From Workhouse to Westminster The Life Story of Will Crooks, M.P.
By George Haw
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Table of Contents
  • FROM WORKHOUSE TO WESTMINSTER The Life Story of Will Crooks, M.P. By George Haw
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF PLATES
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER I EARLIEST YEARS IN A ONE-ROOMED HOME
  • CHAPTER II AS A CHILD IN THE WORKHOUSE
  • CHAPTER III SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLMASTERS
  • CHAPTER IV ROUND THE HAUNTS OF HIS BOYHOOD
  • CHAPTER V IN TRAINING FOR A CRAFTSMAN
  • CHAPTER VI TRAMPING THE COUNTRY FOR WORK
  • CHAPTER VII ONE OF LONDON'S UNEMPLOYED
  • CHAPTER VIII THE COLLEGE AT THE DOCK GATES
  • CHAPTER IX THE COLLEGE AT THE DOCK GATES
  • CHAPTER X A LABOUR MEMBER'S WAGES
  • CHAPTER XI ON THE LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL
  • CHAPTER XII TWO OF HIS MONUMENTS
  • CHAPTER XIII THE TASK OF HIS LIFE BEGINS
  • CHAPTER XIV THE MAN WHO FED THE POOR
  • CHAPTER XV TURNING WORKHOUSE CHILDREN INTO USEFUL CITIZENS
  • CHAPTER XVI ON THE METROPOLITAN ASYLUMS BOARD
  • CHAPTER XVII A BAD BOYS' ADVOCATE
  • CHAPTER XVIII PROUD OF THE POOR
  • CHAPTER XIX THE FIRST WORKING-MAN MAYOR IN LONDON
  • CHAPTER XX THE KING'S DINNER—AND OTHERS
  • CHAPTER XXI THE MAN WHO PAID OLD AGE PENSIONS
  • CHAPTER XXII ELECTION TO PARLIAMENT
  • CHAPTER XXIII ADVENT OF THE POLITICAL LABOUR PARTY
  • CHAPTER XXIV THE LIVING WAGE FOR MEN AND WOMEN
  • CHAPTER XXV FREE TRADE IN THE NAME OF THE POOR
  • CHAPTER XXVI PREPARING FOR THE UNEMPLOYED ACT
  • CHAPTER XXVII AGITATION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
  • CHAPTER XXVIII THE QUEEN INTERVENES
  • CHAPTER XXIX HOME LIFE AND SOME ENGAGEMENTS
  • CHAPTER XXX COLONISING ENGLAND
  • CHAPTER XXXI THE REVIVAL OF BUMBLEDOM
  • CHAPTER XXXII APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE
  • CHAPTER XXXIII "THE HAPPY WARRIOR"
  • INDEX
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