Resource on William T,. Stead human rights / Labor advocate (UK- Chicago 1893)
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- American literature, Ethnographic fieldwork, History of prostitution, Journalism, Urban studies
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- A figure who should be back in our minds these days, British journalist/reformer William T. Stead came to cover the 1893 Chicago world's fair and wrote If Christ came to Chicago about the "philistines" running the corrupt exploitation of the poor in the town. Some pillars of Chicago society pages and front pews in posh churches paid the tax on brothels. Stead published their names in a handy appendix to ICCTC copying their tax forms. He worked closely with Jane Addams, Hull-House and Chicago civic and business leaders who wished for a more humane community.
- These are description s of major characters in the historical novel Waking the Dead, set in 1893. Notification will appear here when text is published.
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