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BOOTH (Gen. William)
BOOTH (Gen. William) In Darkest England and the Way Out,  Salvation Army, 1890
large folding coloured frontis. rear new end paper, 8vo. original cloth,
The title, echoing Stanley's In Darkest Africa published in the same year, set the foundation for the Army's modern social welfare approach. It compared what was considered "civilised" England with "Darkest Africa" – a land considered poor and backward. What Booth suggested was that much of London and greater England after the Industrial Revolution was not better off in the quality of life than those in the underdeveloped world. The Christian movement with a quasi-military structure and government founded in 1865 has spread from London, England, to many parts of the world and is known for being one of the largest distributors of humanitarian aid. Printing and the Mind of Man 373.

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