Respectability and the London Poor, 1780–1870: The Value of Virtue, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Respectability and the London Poor, 1780–1870

The Value of Virtue, 1st Edition

By Lynn MacKay

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240 pages

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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.

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Perspectives in Economic and Social History

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS015000
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain