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

1st Edition

Lynn MacKay

Routledge
Published January 21, 2016
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9781138661875 - CAT# Y229880
Series: Perspectives in Economic and Social History

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Summary

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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