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Victorian Slum House

The 1880s

Video duration: 54:10Expires: 06/13/17Video has closed captioning.

Despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London, desperate for work. When curious upper-class visitors are permitted to visit the slum as tourists, the participants realize how precarious their situation truly is.

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Video thumbnail: Victorian Slum House The 1890s

Victorian Slum House

The 1890s

London recovers from an economic depression.

54:12

The 1890s

54:12

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Victorian Slum House

The 1870s

Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants.

54:09

The 1870s

54:09

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Victorian Slum House

The 1860s

Follow participants into a tenement to live and work as their East End ancestors once did.

54:10

The 1860s

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Video thumbnail: Victorian Slum House A Surprise Feast from Edward VII

Victorian Slum House

A Surprise Feast from Edward VII

Edward VII's coronation banquet finds its way into the slum.

1:43

A Surprise Feast from Edward VII

1:43

Video thumbnail: Victorian Slum House A Trip to the Countryside

Victorian Slum House

A Trip to the Countryside

The slum residents go on a day trip to the countryside.

1:32

A Trip to the Countryside

1:32

Video thumbnail: Victorian Slum House Andy Loses His Income

Victorian Slum House

Andy Loses His Income

Andy loses his livelihood when the doss-house is condemned.

1:12

Andy Loses His Income

1:12

Video thumbnail: Victorian Slum House Russell Struggles with Tailoring

Victorian Slum House

Russell Struggles with Tailoring

Russell's had enough of Victorian tailoring, it's time for a couple of pints.

1:29

Russell Struggles with Tailoring

1:29

Video thumbnail: Victorian Slum House Food and Jokes to Pay the Rent

Victorian Slum House

Food and Jokes to Pay the Rent

The Potters sell sheep trotters on the streets of Spittlefields.

1:21

Food and Jokes to Pay the Rent

1:21

Video thumbnail: Victorian Slum House Slum Tourism

Victorian Slum House

Slum Tourism

The slum dwellers experience the Victorian trend for slum tourism.

2:06

Slum Tourism

2:06

Video thumbnail: Victorian Slum House Child Labor in Victorian Britain

Victorian Slum House

Child Labor in Victorian Britain

The Howarths take on extra help and Victorian child labor is food for thought.

1:42

Child Labor in Victorian Britain

1:42

Video thumbnail: Victorian Slum House Living in a Doss-House

Victorian Slum House

Living in a Doss-House

John and Maria bed down in the Victorian doss-house

0:55

Living in a Doss-House

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Observe the social changes of the 1900s.

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London recovers from an economic depression.

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Victorian Slum House

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Learn why, despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London.

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Victorian Slum House

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Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants.

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Next on Episode 2

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