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The London underworld in the Victorian period : authentic first-person accounts by beggars, thieves, and prostitutes

Author: Henry Mayhew
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Read Books, 2013.
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The first and possibly the greatest sociological study of poverty in nineteenth-century London, this survey by a journalist invented the genre of oral history a century before the term was coined. Henry Mayhew vowed "to publish the history of a people, from the lips of the people themselves- giving a literal description of their labour, their earnings, their trials and their sufferings, in their own "unvarnished"  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Mayhew
ISBN: 9781409727620 1409727629 0486440060 9780486440064
OCLC Number: 931412350
Notes: "Unabridged republication of 'Prostitution in London' (by Bracebridge Hemyng), 'Thieves and swindlers' (by John Binny), and 'Beggars' (by Andrew Halliday) from volume IV (also known as 'the extra volume' and subtitled, Those that will not work, comprising prostitutes, thieves, swindlers, and beggars) of London labour and London poor, originally published in 1861 by Griffin, Bohn, and Company, London"--Title page verso.
Description: vi, 404 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prostitutes --
Thieves and swindlers --
Beggars and cheats
Other Titles: London labour and the London poor.
Responsibility: Henry Mayhew and others.
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The first and possibly the greatest sociological study of poverty in nineteenth-century London, this survey by a journalist invented the genre of oral history a century before the term was coined. Henry Mayhew vowed "to publish the history of a people, from the lips of the people themselves- giving a literal description of their labour, their earnings, their trials and their sufferings, in their own "unvarnished" language." With his collaborators, Mayhew explored hundreds of miles of London streets in the 1840s and 1850s, gathering thousands of pages of testimony from the city's humbler residents. Their stories revealed aspects of city life virtually unknown to literate society.

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