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Title: London Labour and the London Poor: a Cyclopaedia of the Condition and Earnings of Those That Will Work, Those That Cannot Work, and Those That Will Not Work Volume: 2 Publisher: London: Griffin, Bohn, and company Subjects: Labor and laboring classes -- England London Crime and criminals -- England London Prostitution -- England London Public welfare -- England Londo ...more
Paperback, 818 pages
Published January 4th 2010 by General Books
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Okay, so I didn't finish it, but when Christopher Herbert writes in "Culture and Anomie" that Mayhew's expansive work is "next to unreadable" and, moreover, that "to survey the secondary literature on Mayhew is to discover that even specialist scholars seem rarely to have been able to read him in extenso," I feel less guilty for being unable to fully slog through this landmark of urban sociology (Herbert 205). However, if you feel any desire to read about London street-sellers of every imaginabl ...more
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Henry Mayhew was an English social researcher, journalist, playwright and advocate of reform. He was one of the co-founders of the satirical and humorous magazine Punch in 1841. He is also known for his work as a social researcher, publishing an extensive series of newspaper articles in the Morning Chronicle that was later compiled into the book series London Labour and the London Poor (1851), a g ...more
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