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Derby Day: The Gambling Craze Of The 1840s: The Gambling Craze of the 1840s
by Nick Foulkes
In the early 19th century, gambling was a grave social illlargely uncontrolled and corrupt. The 1830s saw the institution of the Poor Law, the abolition of slavery, the regulation of child labor, the birth of the police force, and the widening of parliamentary representation. But, as far as gambling was concerned, the beginning of 1844 saw things much as they had been sin
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published July 9th 2010 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
(first published May 1st 2009)
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