Confronting the crime wave : demobilization and disorder in mid-eighteenth-century Britain (Book, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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Confronting the crime wave : demobilization and disorder in mid-eighteenth-century Britain

Author: Nicholas Rogers
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2013.
Series: The Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
Summary:
Through interlocking stories of duels, highway robberies, smuggling, riots, binge drinking and earthquakes, Rogers captures the anxieties of a half-decade and assesses the social reforms contemporaries framed and imagined to deal with the crisis.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rogers
ISBN: 9780300169621 0300169620
OCLC Number: 810947223
Description: pages cm.
Series Title: The Lewis Walpole series in eighteenth-century culture and history
Responsibility: Nicholas Rogers.

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After the end of the War of Austrian Succession in 1748, thousands of unemployed and sometimes unemployable soldiers and seamen found themselves on the streets of London ready to roister the town and  Read more...

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