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Victorian Slum House

Description

Modern-day families, couples and individuals re-create life in London's East End from 1860 to 1900, confronting the tough living and working conditions of the urban poor during the Victorian era. Beginning with the 1860s, each episode focuses on a specific decade. Throughout the series, participants deal with living in sparse quarters, an economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish immigrants looking for work, a water shortage, and the social reforms that are brought about by London's economic recovery.

Upcoming Episodes

  • The 1860s

    Participants move into an 1860s tenement in London's East End. (60 minutes)

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  • The 1870s

    Irish migrants arrive seeking work, heightening an economic depression; workers fulfill clothing orders and make artificial flowers for factories. (60 minutes)

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  • The 1880s

    People flock to London looking for work, despite high unemployement and intolerable conditions. (60 minutes)

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  • The 1890s

    Mass manufacturing and social reform offer hope to some while others deal with a water shortage. (60 minutes)

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  • The 1900s

    Social changes of the 1900s; measures are taken to alleviate the plight of the poor. (60 minutes)

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