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Slum TravelersLadies and London Poverty, 1860-1920$
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Ellen Ross

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780520249059

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520249059.001.0001

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Annie (Wood) Besant

Annie (Wood) Besant

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Slum Travelers
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Ellen Ross

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0003

This chapter focuses on the accounts of Annie (Wood) Besant. Annie Wood came from a comfortably well-to-do family. She was intelligent and well-educated. At the age of nineteen, she married Rev. Frank Besant. Her marriage to him led to Annie's awakening to the legal and social disabilities of women. She eventually separated from her husband, who won the custody of their two children. Robbed of her own children, Annie started to search for a way to help others. She became a national public speaker and advocated for better working conditions and practices in the labor industry, birth control, the abolishment of school fees, and more meals for schoolchildren. After being active for fifteen years in different branches of British radicalism, Annie converted to Theosophy. She became a leader of the Theosophy movement and became a dominant figure in Indian nationalism during the First World War. In this chapter, the focus is on Annie's account of money, prices, wages, and rent.

Keywords:   Annie Besant, women, labor industry, birth control, schoolchildren, Theosophy, money, prices, wages, rent

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