EAST END 1888 A year in a London borough among the labouring poor.

Author: Fishman (William J.)
Year: 2008
Publisher: Five Leaves Publications
Edition Details: Reprint (1st pub. 1988 Duckworth)
Book Condition: Vg+
ISBN: 9780907123859
Price: 10.00
IN STOCK NOW
Softcover. Reprint. A book that is essential reading for anyone interested in social history and the history of London. The author shows what life was like for the labouring poor in the year of Jack the Ripper and the Matchgirls' strike, when poverty, crime, disease and social unrest were at their height. The communal life of the street, pubs and clubs softened the brutality of the daily grind, where the sweatshop, the ghetto, the poor tenement - and the threat of the workhouse - were ever present in an age of genuine "Victorian values". William (Bill) Fishman is the chronicler of London's East End. With Select Bibliog. 407pp. trade size softcover. Vg+

Home

Browse Catalogue

Search

Login/My Account

Messageboard

Glossary

Links

About Us

Contact Us