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Respectability and the London Poor, 1780–1870

The Value of Virtue

Respectability and the London Poor, 1780–1870 by Lynn MacKay
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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.
Taylor and Francis; October 2015
240 pages; ISBN 9781317321422
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Title: Respectability and the London Poor, 1780–1870
Author: Lynn MacKay