London Labour and the London Poor Topics for Discussion

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Many of the London Poor were orphans who were forced to work from the age of 8 or 9 years old. Are children that young allowed to hold jobs in the U.S.?

What are some of the items sold by costermongers or street vendors in London?

What were some of the street entertainers mentioned in the book?

Several of the children as young as 3 years old were left home alone all day while their mother worked. Why do we consider this unsafe today?

If you had to pick one of the occupations mentioned in the book, which one would you pick and why?

Very few of the poor in London could read or write. Is education as important now as it was then? Why or why not?

Which profile of a poor person in London touched you the most, and why?

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