The Open UniversitySkip to content

'Against all cruelty', the Humanitarian League 1891-1919

Weinbren, Dan (1994). 'Against all cruelty', the Humanitarian League 1891-1919. History Workshop Journal, 38(1) pp. 86–105.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


An assessment of the Humanitarian League: Part I sketches the foundation of the League and the basis of its ideas, which were reactions to Darwin and to mid-century Christian orthodoxy. Part II is an outline of the League's structure, and Part III an analysis of the ways in which the League, in order to promote the broad goal of Humanitarianism, worked within conventional perimeters, by lobbying the influential for specific changes and highlighting individual cases and individual solutions to the general social malaise that it discerned.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1994 History Workshop Journal
ISSN: 1363-3554
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 21801
Depositing User: Daniel Weinbren
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2010 10:52
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2017 09:51
Share this page:


Altmetrics from Altmetric

Citations from Dimensions

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU