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Respectability and the London Poor, 1780-1870: The Value of Virtue

History


by
Lynn MacKay

Book Details

Format: EPUB

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

The population of London soared during the Industrial Revolution and the poorer areas became iconic places of overcrowding and vice. Focusing on the communities of Westminster, MacKay shows that many of the plebeian populace retained traditional working-class pursuits, such as gambling, drinking and blood sports.