Henry Salt Archive

Henry Salt (1853-1939) was the author of the Life of Henry David Thoreau, Animals Rights and A Plea for Vegetarianism which inspired Gandhi for follow a vegetarian diet.

Humanitarian Essays

The Bristol Times and Mirror, November 13, 1897

This is the third volume of the series dealing with what are called “the cruelties of civilisation.” It is edited by Henry S. Salt. No doubt there are many “cruelties” exercised by tradespeople of a bad sort; i.e., those given over to greed, without principle. No one can read the first essay on “The Sweating System,” by Maurice Adams, who, if we mistake not, is the editor of the Builder, and accomplished architect, and a good Churchman, without feeling that there is much wrong to be righted. The articles, on the whole, appear to be fair; that by Mr. Adams specially so. But, of course, in articles of this kind, readers will have to use their own judgments, and there will be, doubtless, varying verdicts on such papers as “Public Control of Hospitals” (by Harry Roberts) and “What it Costs to be Vaccinated” (by Joseph Collinson).—London: William Reeves, 185, Fleetstreet, E.C.