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Synopsis: "East End I888" documents in minute detail the social, political, and economic life in the notorious slums of East London during the reign of Queen Victoria. The setting for Jack the Ripper's atrocities, East End was synonymous with crime, filth, disease, and the dregs of humanity. W. J. Fishman focuses on a single year, one century ago and one century after the storming of the Bastille. Poignant accounts of homeless families choosing starvation rather than submitting to the inhumanity and separation of the workhouse are contrasted with lively reports of entertainment in music halls and "penny gaffs" or freak shows, where Joseph Merrick, The Elephant Man, was discovered. Providing numerous excerpts from contemporary newspapers, police records, workhouse journals, novels, medical reports, church sermons, and political debates, Fishman illuminates a slice of life in Victorian England. William J. Fishman is Professor of Political Studies at Queen Mary College, University of London.
Review: "This lively, well-written, and well-researched treatment of urban poverty in England includes fresh material from local newspapers and Poor Law records that I have not seen in other similar books. It reports much interesting detail on a variety of topics-crime, prostitution, poverty, Jewish urban life. Moreover, there is no recent good book on London's East End." --Lynn Lees, University of Pennsylvania "As a reference text the book is eminently useful, primarily for the rich anecdotes excavated from local sources and its ability to evoke feelings of what it was really like to live in London's East End in the 1880s. The author is well respected and an acknowledged expert on the history of the East End." --David Green, Kings College
Title: East End 1888: Life in a London Borough ...
Publisher: Temple Univ Pr
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description Temple Univ Pr, 1988. Condition: Good. First Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP97755050
Book Description Temple Univ Pr, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # mon0001076065
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Book Description Temple Univ Pr, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Very good condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good dust jacket. B&W Photographs (illustrator). 352pp. Page edges lightly dust speckled. Book is as described - all defects and marks are noted. A very nice copy. Seller Inventory # JH1149626
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Book Description Temple Univ Pr August 1988, 1988. Hardcover. Condition: Used - Very Good. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. Dust stains on text edges. Slight chipping on back of dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 231063
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