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Glimpses into the Abyss

By Mary Higgs
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  • GLIMPSES INTO THE ABYSS.
    • GLIMPSES INTO THE
    • ABYSS
      • BY
    • BY
    • MARY HIGGS
      • LONDON:
        • P. S. KING & SON
        • ORCHARD HOUSE, WESTMINSTER
        • 1906
      • P. S. KING & SON
      • ORCHARD HOUSE, WESTMINSTER
      • 1906
    • LONDON:
      • P. S. KING & SON
      • ORCHARD HOUSE, WESTMINSTER
      • 1906
    • P. S. KING & SON
    • ORCHARD HOUSE, WESTMINSTER
    • 1906
    • AUTHOR'S PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
      • I. VAGRANCY: AN ESSAY AWARDED GIRTON GAMBLE PRIZE, 1906
      • II. FIVE DAYS AND FIVE NIGHTS AS A TRAMP AMONG TRAMPS
      • III. A NORTHERN TRAMP WARD
      • IV. A NIGHT IN A SALVATION ARMY SHELTER
      • V. THREE NIGHTS IN WOMEN'S LODGING-HOUSES
      • VI. COMMON LODGING-HOUSE LIFE
      • VII. LONDON INVESTIGATIONS
      • VIII. A SYMPOSIUM IN A COMMON LODGING-HOUSE
      • IX. VAGRANCY: ITS RELATION TO THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
      • APPENDICES.
      • I. TRANSFER OF CASUALS TO POLICE SUPERVISION
      • II. SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF VAGRANCY COMMITTEE
      • III. LABOUR COLONIES: SUMMARY
      • IV. WOMEN: REPORT OF VAGRANCY COMMITTEE
      • V. EVILS OF SHORT SENTENCES
      • VI. PREFACE BY CANON HICKS, OF SALFORD, TO "FIVE DAYS AND NIGHTS AS A TRAMP AMONG TRAMPS"
      • VII. IMMORALITY AS CAUSED BY DESTITUTION AMONG WOMEN
      • VIII. COMMON LODGING-HOUSES versus SHELTERS
      • INDEX
    • I. VAGRANCY: AN ESSAY AWARDED GIRTON GAMBLE PRIZE, 1906
    • II. FIVE DAYS AND FIVE NIGHTS AS A TRAMP AMONG TRAMPS
    • III. A NORTHERN TRAMP WARD
    • IV. A NIGHT IN A SALVATION ARMY SHELTER
    • V. THREE NIGHTS IN WOMEN'S LODGING-HOUSES
    • VI. COMMON LODGING-HOUSE LIFE
    • VII. LONDON INVESTIGATIONS
    • VIII. A SYMPOSIUM IN A COMMON LODGING-HOUSE
    • IX. VAGRANCY: ITS RELATION TO THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
    • APPENDICES.
    • I. TRANSFER OF CASUALS TO POLICE SUPERVISION
    • II. SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF VAGRANCY COMMITTEE
    • III. LABOUR COLONIES: SUMMARY
    • IV. WOMEN: REPORT OF VAGRANCY COMMITTEE
    • V. EVILS OF SHORT SENTENCES
    • VI. PREFACE BY CANON HICKS, OF SALFORD, TO "FIVE DAYS AND NIGHTS AS A TRAMP AMONG TRAMPS"
    • VII. IMMORALITY AS CAUSED BY DESTITUTION AMONG WOMEN
    • VIII. COMMON LODGING-HOUSES versus SHELTERS
    • INDEX
    • CHAPTER I.
      • VAGRANCY.
      • INTRODUCTION.
      • I. VAGRANCY AS AN UNDERLYING SOCIAL FACTOR.
      • II. VAGRANCY FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
      • III. SPECIAL LEGISLATION FOR VAGRANCY.
      • IV. EXAMINATION OF VAGRANCY AS IT EXISTS AT PRESENT.
      • Statistics of Investigation.
        • Task.
      • Task.
      • V. FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS (PERSONAL).
        • Prison Dietary—Lowest Scale.
        • Legal Dietary for Casual Paupers.
      • Prison Dietary—Lowest Scale.
      • Legal Dietary for Casual Paupers.
      • VI. TRAMP WARD. FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS.
      • Extracts from a Correspondence with a Working Man.
      • Second Letter.
      • Third Letter.
      • Fourth Letter.
      • Fifth Letter.
      • VII. THE COMMON LODGING-HOUSE.
      • VIII. SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION.
      • IX. VAGRANCY LEGISLATION IN OTHER COUNTRIES.
      • X. TENTATIVE ATTEMPTS IN ENGLAND.
      • XI. REFORMS HAVING REFERENCE TO VAGRANCY.
      • XII. CONCLUSION.
    • VAGRANCY.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • I. VAGRANCY AS AN UNDERLYING SOCIAL FACTOR.
    • II. VAGRANCY FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
    • III. SPECIAL LEGISLATION FOR VAGRANCY.
    • IV. EXAMINATION OF VAGRANCY AS IT EXISTS AT PRESENT.
    • Statistics of Investigation.
      • Task.
    • Task.
    • V. FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS (PERSONAL).
      • Prison Dietary—Lowest Scale.
      • Legal Dietary for Casual Paupers.
    • Prison Dietary—Lowest Scale.
    • Legal Dietary for Casual Paupers.
    • VI. TRAMP WARD. FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS.
    • Extracts from a Correspondence with a Working Man.
    • Second Letter.
    • Third Letter.
    • Fourth Letter.
    • Fifth Letter.
    • VII. THE COMMON LODGING-HOUSE.
    • VIII. SUMMARY OF RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION.
    • IX. VAGRANCY LEGISLATION IN OTHER COUNTRIES.
    • X. TENTATIVE ATTEMPTS IN ENGLAND.
    • XI. REFORMS HAVING REFERENCE TO VAGRANCY.
    • XII. CONCLUSION.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • FIVE DAYS AND FIVE NIGHTS AS A TRAMP AMONG TRAMPS.[82]
      • I. A Night in a Municipal Lodging-house.
      • II. A Night in a Common Lodging-house.
      • III. A First Night in the Workhouse Tramp Ward.
      • IV. A Second Night in the Workhouse Tramp Ward.
      • V. A Night in a Woman's Shelter.
    • FIVE DAYS AND FIVE NIGHTS AS A TRAMP AMONG TRAMPS.[82]
    • I. A Night in a Municipal Lodging-house.
    • II. A Night in a Common Lodging-house.
    • III. A First Night in the Workhouse Tramp Ward.
    • IV. A Second Night in the Workhouse Tramp Ward.
    • V. A Night in a Woman's Shelter.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • A NORTHERN TRAMP WARD.[85]
    • A NORTHERN TRAMP WARD.[85]
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • A NIGHT IN A SALVATION ARMY SHELTER.
    • A NIGHT IN A SALVATION ARMY SHELTER.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • THREE NIGHTS IN WOMEN'S LODGING-HOUSES.
      • I. The First Night.
      • II. The Second Night.
      • III. The Third Night.
    • THREE NIGHTS IN WOMEN'S LODGING-HOUSES.
    • I. The First Night.
    • II. The Second Night.
    • III. The Third Night.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • COMMON LODGING-HOUSE LIFE.
      • I. In a Northern Town.
      • II. In a Northern City.
    • COMMON LODGING-HOUSE LIFE.
    • I. In a Northern Town.
    • II. In a Northern City.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • LONDON INVESTIGATIONS.
      • I. London Lodgings.
      • II. In a London Tramp Ward.[139]
        • Note.
      • Note.
    • LONDON INVESTIGATIONS.
    • I. London Lodgings.
    • II. In a London Tramp Ward.[139]
      • Note.
    • Note.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • A SYMPOSIUM IN A COMMON LODGING-HOUSE.
      • I.
      • II.
    • A SYMPOSIUM IN A COMMON LODGING-HOUSE.
    • I.
    • II.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • VAGRANCY AND THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.
    • VAGRANCY AND THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.
    • APPENDIX I.
      • TRANSFER OF CASUALS TO POLICE SUPERVISION.
    • TRANSFER OF CASUALS TO POLICE SUPERVISION.
    • APPENDIX II.
      • SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF VAGRANCY COMMITTEE.
        • Casual Wards.
        • Assistance to Work-seekers.
        • Vagrancy Offences.
        • Labour Colonies for Habitual Vagrants.
        • Economy in Buildings.
        • Common Lodging-Houses (outside London).
        • Regulation of Shelters and Free Food Distributions.
        • Spread of Disease by Vagrants.
        • Sleeping Out.
        • Pedlars.
        • Women.
        • Children.
      • Casual Wards.
      • Assistance to Work-seekers.
      • Vagrancy Offences.
      • Labour Colonies for Habitual Vagrants.
      • Economy in Buildings.
      • Common Lodging-Houses (outside London).
      • Regulation of Shelters and Free Food Distributions.
      • Spread of Disease by Vagrants.
      • Sleeping Out.
      • Pedlars.
      • Women.
      • Children.
    • SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS OF VAGRANCY COMMITTEE.
      • Casual Wards.
      • Assistance to Work-seekers.
      • Vagrancy Offences.
      • Labour Colonies for Habitual Vagrants.
      • Economy in Buildings.
      • Common Lodging-Houses (outside London).
      • Regulation of Shelters and Free Food Distributions.
      • Spread of Disease by Vagrants.
      • Sleeping Out.
      • Pedlars.
      • Women.
      • Children.
    • Casual Wards.
    • Assistance to Work-seekers.
    • Vagrancy Offences.
    • Labour Colonies for Habitual Vagrants.
    • Economy in Buildings.
    • Common Lodging-Houses (outside London).
    • Regulation of Shelters and Free Food Distributions.
    • Spread of Disease by Vagrants.
    • Sleeping Out.
    • Pedlars.
    • Women.
    • Children.
    • APPENDIX III.
      • LABOUR COLONIES.[160]
      • Recommendations of the Vagrancy Committee.
    • LABOUR COLONIES.[160]
    • Recommendations of the Vagrancy Committee.
    • APPENDIX IV.
      • WOMEN.
      • Extract from Report of Vagrancy Committee, pp. 111-112.
    • WOMEN.
    • Extract from Report of Vagrancy Committee, pp. 111-112.
    • APPENDIX V.
      • EVILS OF SHORT SENTENCES.
    • EVILS OF SHORT SENTENCES.
    • APPENDIX VI.
      • PREFACE, BY CANON HICKS, OF SALFORD, TO "FIVE DAYS AND NIGHTS IN A TRAMP WARD."
    • PREFACE, BY CANON HICKS, OF SALFORD, TO "FIVE DAYS AND NIGHTS IN A TRAMP WARD."
    • APPENDIX VII.
      • IMMORALITY AS CAUSED BY DESTITUTION AMONG WOMEN.
    • IMMORALITY AS CAUSED BY DESTITUTION AMONG WOMEN.
    • APPENDIX VIII.
      • COMMON LODGING-HOUSES VERSUS SHELTERS.
    • COMMON LODGING-HOUSES VERSUS SHELTERS.
    • INDEX.
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