The aftermath of the First World War in England from 1918 was a time of major social and political change and new thinking about how we might live; it was about far more than just Homes for Heroes. Despite strenuous efforts by many pushing forward new ideas, thousands continued to endure dreadful housing conditions, with little hope that anything would ever change. Government sporadically intervened and new movements promoted progress.
Focusing on this period in history and where it was leading, this eBook considers the role of the sanitary inspectors in tackling poor housing, the development of suburbia and the radical new approach proposed by the modernists. It draws from historic journals, literature, biography and film in its interactive and innovative approach to encourage a wider appreciating of what poor – and good – housing really means for people.
Lavishly illustrated with the author’s own photographs, this new publication shows how housing really can hold the key to a better life and that with decent housing, there comes hope.
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If you’re interested in housing...
This is an excellent short eBook that explores the important role of housing in people’s lives and their wellbeing following WW1. Although underpinned by a weight of academic research, it is written in an accessible and engaging way and has much to offer anyone interested in social history and public health. The author makes good use of new technology to present a book that is both interactive and enjoyable to read. Well recommended.