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Victorian Slum House

Description

Modern-day families, couples and individuals recreate 19th-century life in London's East End and experience the tough living and working conditions of the Victorian poor.

Upcoming Episodes

  • The 1890s

    A look at life in the 1890s, when mass manufacturing and social reform offer a bit of hope for some of the residents. Others, meanwhile, are plagued by a water shortage that dashes hopes for a promising laundry business. (60 minutes)

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  • The 1900s

    The finale details the social changes the slum dwellers face as they move into the 20th century. A few families prosper, but others continue to face the poverty endemic in Britain. Steps are finally taken, however, to alleviate the plight of the poor. (60 minutes)

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    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT HDTV 34.1 Stereo HD
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    WNIT InFocus 34.2 Stereo
    See our full program schedule.

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Available Online Episodes

  • The 1860s - Follow participants into a tenement to live and work as their East End ancestors once did.
  • The 1870s - Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants.
  • The 1880s - Learn why, despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London.
  • The 1890s - London recovers from an economic depression.

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