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Charles Booths seventeen-volume series The Life and Labour of the People in London 18861903 is a staple of late Victorian social history and a monumental work of scholarship. Despite these facts historians have paid little attention to its section on religious inuences. Thomas Gibson-Brydons The Moral Mapping of Victorian and Edwardian London seeks to remedy this neglect. Combing through the interviews Booth and his researchers conducted with 1800 churchmen and women Gibson-Brydon not only brings to life a cast of characters from Jesusist vicars to Peckham Rye preachers to women drinkers but also uncovers a city-wide audit of charitable giving and philanthropic practices. Discussing the philosophy of Booth the genesis of his Religious Inuences Series and the agents and recipients of London charity this study is a frank testimony on British moral segregation at the turn of the century. In critiquing the idea of working-class solidarity and community-building traditionally portrayed by many leading social and labour historians Gibson-Brydon displays a meaner bleaker reality in Londons teeming neighbourhoods. Demonstrating the wealth of untapped information that can be gleaned from Booths archives The Moral Mapping of Victorian and Edwardian London raises new questions about working-class communities cultures urbanization and religion at the height of the British Empire. Thomas Gibson-Brydon 19762009 completed his PhD in British history at McGill University in 2007. Hillary Kaell is assistant professor of religion at Concordia University. Brian Lewis is professor of history at McGill University. How does one write a labour history of a people who have not been in- volved in the labour movement in signicant numbers and historically have opposed union membership While North American Mennonites have tradi- tionally been associated with rural life in light of the adjustments demanded by post-1945 urbanization and industrialization they in fact became very involved in the workforce at a time of important labour foment. Drawing on over a hundred interviews Janis Thiessen explores Mennon- ite responses to labour movements such as Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers as well as Mennonite involvement in conscientious objection to unions. This innovative study of the Mennonites a people at once united by an ethnic and religious identity yet also shaped by differences in geogra- phy immigration histories denomination and class position provides insights into how and why they have resisted involvement in organized labour. Not Talking Union adds a unique perspective to the history of labour exploring how people negotiate tensions between their commitments to faith and conscience and the demands of their employment. Not Talking Union breaks new methodological ground in its close analy- sis of the oral narratives of North American Mennonites. Reecting on both oral and archival sources Thiessen shows why Mennonite labour history matters and reveals the role of power and inequality in that history. Janis Thiessen is associate professor of history at the University of Winnipeg. 3 3 M Q U P S P R I N G 2 0 1 6 S P E C I F I C AT I O N S March 2016 978-0-7735-4687-5 34.95A 34.95A 23.99 paper 978-0-7735-4686-8 100.00S 100.00S 69.00 cloth 6 x 9 264pp 4 bw photos Ebook available S P E C I F I C AT I O N S May 2016 978-0-7735-4753-7 37.95A 37.95A 25.99 paper 978-0-7735-4752-0 110.00S 110.00S 76.00 cloth 6 x 9 272pp 1 photo 3 tables Ebook available The Moral Mapping of Victorian and Edwardian London Charles Booth Christian Charity and the Poor-but-Respectable thomas r.c. gibson-brydon Edited by Hillary Kaell and Brian Lewis The London poor and the cruel world of Christian charity circa 1900. L A B O U R S T U D I E S R E L I G I O U S S T U D I E SH I S T O R Y S O C I O L O G Y Not Talking Union An Oral History of North American Mennonites and Labour janis thiessen Why the majority of Mennonites rejected labour unions in the late twentieth and early twenty-rst centuries.