Charles W. Forward
Charles Walter Forward
|Occupation||Animal rights activist, historian|
Forward authored many publications on vegetarianism and was editor of the Vegetarian Jubilee Library. Forward has been described as a historian of the vegetarian movement. His best known work Fifty Years of Food Reform, was published in 1898. It was the first book to document the history of the vegetarian movement in England and covered vegetarians such as William Lambe, G. Nicholson, John Frank Newton, John Oswald, Richard Phillips, Joseph Ritson and Percy Bysshe Shelley. The book also mentions historical vegetarian ideals expressed from the classical period onward from writers such as Plutarch and Pythagoras.
Forward speaking at the National Vegetarian Congress in 1899 argued that although the vegetarian movement was increasing, vegetarian restaurants in London had decreased in number. He noted that affordable tinned meat had become widely available and how some of the purported vegetarian restaurants were not strictly vegetarian as they were serving meat dishes.
In 1913, Forward contributed the chapter "Slaughter-House Cruelties" to the book The Under Dog, edited by Sidney Trist. The book documented the wrongs suffered by animals at the hand of man. Forward edited The Animals' Guardian, subtitled "A Humane Journal for the Better Protection of Animals". This monthly periodical was published by the London and Provincial Anti-Vivisection Society.
- Practical Vegetarian Recipes (1891)
- Cameos of Vegetarian Literature (1898)
- Dulce Sodalitum: A Selection of Stories and Sketches by Vegetarian Writers (1898)
- Popular Vegetarian Cookery (1898)
- Fifty Years of Food Reform: A History of the Vegetarian Movement in England (1898)
- Vegetariana: A Collection of Facts and Opinions on the Subject of Food Reform (1900)
- The Food of the Future: A Summary of Arguments in Favour of a Non-Flesh Diet (1904)
- Slaughter-House Cruelties (1913)
- Under the Blue Cross (1915)
- Health-Giving Dishes (1924)
- Vegetarian Races and Their Diet (1921)
- Butcher's Meat, and its Effects Upon the Human Body (1923)
- Nuts: Their Cultivation, Composition and Use as Food (1924)
- The Golden Calf: An Exposure of Vaccine Therapy (1932)
- Crossley, Ceri. (2005). Consumable Metaphors: Attitudes Towards Animals and Vegetarianism in Nineteenth-Century France. Peter Lang. p. 61. ISBN 978-3039101900
- Richardson, Elsa. (2019). Man Is Not a Meat-Eating Animal: Vegetarians and Evolution in Late-Victorian Britain. Victorian Review 45 (1): 117–134.
- Magel, Charles R. (1989). Keyguide to Information Sources in Animal Rights. McFarland. p. 65. ISBN 0-89950-405-1
- Li, Chien-hui. (2006). Mobilizing Literature in the Animal Defense Movement in Britain, 1870-1918. Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies 32 (1): 27–55.
- Reviewed Work: Fruits And Farinacea The Proper Food Of Man. Vol. IV by John Smith, C. W. Forward. (1897). The British Medical Journal 2 (1911): 405.
- Assael, Brenda. (2018). The London Restaurant, 1840-1914. Oxford University Press. p. 152. ISBN 978-0-19-881760-4
- Animal Rights and Wrongs. Chambers's Journal, 1913.
- "Magazine Data". www.philsp.com. Retrieved 5 January, 2020.
- Charles W. Forward. In Food, Home and Garden. (May, 1897).