This exhibition was created by students on the Level 6 (3rd year) module ‘Exploring the Slum: The Politics of Poverty in Britain’, taught as part of the History Programme at the University of Derby. The module draws heavily on the excellent range of digital resources available for the study of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century society and culture, including newspapers, pamphlets, statistics and digitised archives. Student groups were given a theme to consider and within that students chose primary sources to write about to highlight that theme. They also worked together as a team to create an introductory page for their theme to make their exhibition sections coherent.
Jack Temple 100257998 Source Analysis: A VISIT TO THE CHOLERA DISTRICTS OF BERMONDSEY by Henry Mayhew, 1849. Henry Mayhew was a London based lawyer and social researcher who was one of the founders of Punch Magazine in 1841. Mayhew was mostly concerned with the impact of cholera on the working classes, … More The Cholera Epidemic