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London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew
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Sep 03, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: history, london-calling, lets-talk-about, non-fiction, social-history, true-crime
Read from September 03 to 21, 2011

Mayhew was a 19th century journalist who decided to do a kind of survey of the lower classes and so went round to talk to people in London from street sellers to pickpockets. Fascinating sociological study and very useful for those of us who work in the 'history biz'.

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