Jack the Ripper and the East End

ISBN 13: 9780701182472

Jack the Ripper and the East End

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In 1888, Whitechapel at the heart of the inner East End was the most infamous place in the country, widely imagined as a site of the blackest and deepest horror. Its streets and alleys were seen as violent and dangerous, overflowing with poverty and depravity. Aiming to uncover the reality of East End life, this important portrait of the Victorian underworld looks at slum housing, immigration, attitudes to women, poverty, violence, and crime. How the brutal killings were reported is also examined, as well as how the police tried to identify the murderer. A final section describes how Jack the Ripper has shaped our vision of London, and influenced popular culture.

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Alex Werner is the curator of the Museum of London's Jack Ripper and the East End exhibition. Peter Ackroyd is the author of London: The Biography and Shakespeare: The Biography. Clive Bloom is the author of Gothic Horror and Violent London. John Marriott is the editor of six collections on 19th century London. Anne Kershen is the author of Huguenots, Jews and Bangladeshis in Spitalfields. Louise Jackson is the author of books on children, women and the police in the 19th century. Laura Vaughan is an expert on poverty in Victorian London.

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