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OUR COMMON LAND BY OCTAVIA HILL

Publication Date: 1877 First edition of a rare Octavia Hill book. She was a housing and social reformer, who was very involved with public ownership of land. She was the daughter of James Hill, an Owenite social utopian. Her mother and grandfather helped urge Hill to help the very poorest strata of society in early Victorian London. This important essay addressed the issue of the use of and rights over common land and open spaces, in a pioneering examination of questions such as the potential and limits of charity work, the meaning of community and citizenship, a the notion of shared responsibility. #1243
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