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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army

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By (author) Dr. Susan Cohen

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  • Publisher: SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 202mm x 6mm | 140g
  • Publication date: 17 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Buckinghamshire
  • ISBN 10: 0747812454
  • ISBN 13: 9780747812456
  • Illustrations note: 30 B/W ;30 COLOR
  • Sales rank: 920,090

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The Salvation Army is a byword for philanthropy and charitable work, with its brass bands and uniformed officers indelible parts of the fabric of British life - yet many may not be aware of the real extent of its work and influence. This is the story of how Reverend William Booth's East London Christian Mission of 1865 (which became the Salvation Army in 1878) has become a truly global enterprise, one that in Britain is still second only to the government in the provision of social care. It is a symbol of charity that was forged in the crucible of mid-Victorian Britain and is now known in more than 120 countries, and Susan Cohen here explains and illustrates its activities and structures, its history and present, and its very important legacy.

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Susan Cohen is an historian with a wide interest in twentieth-century British social history and refugee studies. She has written and lectured widely on a variety of subjects. She has written The District Nurse, The Scouts and The Women's Institute for Shire.

Table of contents

Early Days / A New Army is Born / Food and Shelter / The Submerged Tenth / Music and Recreation / Into the Twentieth Century / The 1920s Onwards / The Postwar Era / Continuing William Booth's Vision / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Index