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The Slums of Leicester

Author : Ned Newitt
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This book features many never-before published photographs of the forgotten parts of Leicester, that is set out district by district. It provides a unique insight into how and where poor people lived in Leicester. Many people will be able to recognize

Modern Leicester jottings of personal experience and research

Author : Robert Read (of Leicester.)
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Modern Leicester Jottings of Personal Experience and Research with an Original History of Corporation Undertakings and of Each Regular Militia Yeomanry Rifle Regiment Localized at the New Military Centre

Author : Robert Read (of Leicester.)
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All the Year Round

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Slums

Author : S. Martin Gaskell
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An examination of the reality of the British slum, as well as the use and implications of the term, since the 18th century. It describes the physical characteristics of slums, the associated social and economic conditions and, where possible, the inherent popular culture.

The Slums of Baltimore Chicago New York and Philadelphia

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Combating London s Criminal Class

Author : Matthew Bach
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The criminal class was seen as a violent, immoral and dissolute sub-section of Victorian London's population. Making their living through crime and openly hostile to society, the lives of these criminals were characterised by drunkenness, theft and brutality. This book explores whether this criminal class did indeed truly exist, and the effectivenessof measures brought against it. Tracing the notion of the criminal class from as early as the 16th century, this book questions whether this sub-section of society did indeed exist. Bach discusses how unease of London's notorious rookeries, the frenzy of media attention and a [word deleted here] panic among the general public enforced and encouraged the fear of the 'criminal class' and perpetuated state efforts of social control. Using the Habitual Criminals Bills, this book explores how and why this legislation was introduced to deal with repeat offenders, and assesses how successful its repressive measures were. Demonstrating how the Metropolitan Police Force and London's Magistrates were not always willing tools of the British state, this book uses court records and private correspondence to reveal how inconsistent and unsuccessful many of these measures and punishments were, and calls into question the notion that the state gained control over recidivists in this period.

Leicester in the Twentieth Century

Author : David S. Nash
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Journal of the Royal Sanitary Institute

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Leicester

Author : Robert Guy Waddington
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Dublin Slums 1800 1925

Author : Jacinta Prunty
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Based on source materials ranging from public inquiries and property valuations to the records created by women charity workers, such as Margaret Aylward, the slum geography of the city is meticulously recreated in this thoroughly original book. The overlapping areas of contagious disease, slum housing and the support of the very poorest, the beggars and costermongers who daily thronged the city streets, form the three main areas of analysis. These issues are explored on scales ranging from city-wide to the local street or court, while the final case study examines the dynamic nature of slum creation and efforts at relief and reform in the particular context of the north city parishes of St. Mary's and St. Michan's.

The Growth of Leicester

Author : Anthony Ernest Brown
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Imagined Slum

Author : Alan Mayne
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A comparative analysis of sensational newspaper depiction of slums in the UK, USA and Australia, and an examination of the interaction between this image and urban renewal programmes of the period. Mayne argues that the accounts deliberately constructed an

Oh Happy Day

Author : Carmen Callil
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Carmen Callil explores her roots in a book that is a miracle of research and whose writing is fuelled by righteous anger – a story of Empire, migration and the poverty and injustice of nineteenth-century England In this remarkable book, Carmen Callil discovers the story of her British ancestors, beginning with her great-great-grandmother Sary Lacey, born illegitimate in 1808, an impoverished stocking frame worker in Leicestershire. Through detailed research, we follow Sary from slum to tenement and from pregnancy to pregnancy. We also meet George Conquest, a canal worker and the father of one of Sary’s children. George was sentenced – for stealing a piece of hemp – to seven years’ transportation to Australia, where he faced the extraordinary brutality of convict life. Meanwhile, Mary Ann Brooks and her father John, a silversmith, travel across the seas from Lincolnshire to escape the Workhouse and life as a skivvy. But for George, as for so many destitute and disenfranchised British people like him, Australia turned out to be his Happy Day. He survived, prospered and eventually returned to England, where he met Sary again, after nearly thirty years. He brought her out to Australia, and they were never parted again. Carmen Callil not only reclaims from obscurity the lives of these ordinary men and women who were sent to Australia as convicts or domestic servants, but also draws telling parallels for our own times. Oh Happy Day is a moving story of poverty, social injustice, Empire and migration.

Slums

Author : Alan Mayne
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More than half of the world’s population now lives in urban areas, and a billion of these urban dwellers reside in neighborhoods of entrenched disadvantage—neighborhoods that are characterized as slums. Slums are often seen as a debilitating and even subversive presence within society. In reality, though, it is public policies that are often at fault, not the people who live in these neighborhoods. In this comprehensive global history, Alan Mayne explores the evolution and meaning of the word “slum,” from its origins in London in the early nineteenth century to its use as a slur against the favela communities in the lead-up to the Rio Olympics in 2016. Mayne shows how the word slum has been extensively used for two hundred years to condemn and disparage poor communities, with the result that these agendas are now indivisible from the word’s essence. He probes beyond the stereotypes of deviance, social disorganization, inertia, and degraded environments to explore the spatial coherence, collective sense of community, and effective social organization of poor and marginalized neighborhoods over the last two centuries. In mounting a case for the word’s elimination from the language of progressive urban social reform, Slums is a must-read book for all those interested in social history and the importance of the world’s vibrant and vital neighborhoods.

A People s History of Leicester

Author : Ned Newitt
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Presents a history of Leicester through the eyes of the Co-operative, Labour and Trade Union movements. This book illustrates the long fight for democratic rights, social welfare and better hours and conditions. It features images of Leicester working people and their social and political organisations.

The Chivalry of Keith Leicester

Author : Robert Allison Hood
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Dublin 1910 1940

Author : Ruth McManus
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This describes the change in Dublin that started in the beginning of the 20th c. when planned suburbanization of the working classes began in response to social change.

Journal of the Royal Sanitary Institute

Author : Royal Sanitary Institute (Great Britain)
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Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
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Contains the 4th session of the 28th Parliament through the session of the Parliament.