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





ISBN 9781138661875
Published January 19, 2016 by Routledge
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.