Labour and the Poor Volume X: Liverpool (Paperback)

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Liverpool in 1850. On the ground reporting from this bustling port city - with personal accounts from the people themselves.

Liverpool was a city alive with people from all over the world - home to a multitude of sailors awaiting their next passage, Irish immigrants escaping famine at home, emigrants awaiting departure to the New World, and the "crimps, sharpers, mancatchers, and the multifarious varieties of the genus 'rogue'". Charles Mackay guides us around this dynamic city, through the docks, onto the emigrant ships, and into the back streets, giving us a memorable view of the city in early Victorian times.

"Labour and the Poor", the acclaimed investigation into the poor of England and Wales, was undertaken from 1849 to 1851 by The Morning Chronicle, a leading London-based newspaper of the period. This remarkable series will take you into the cities, towns, and villages, into the mills, the factories, and the mines, hearing from the people themselves about their lives, their occupations, and their struggles for survival amidst the overwhelming poverty of the period.

Brought to you in its entirety, for the very first time, this extraordinary and unsurpassed investigation will show what life was really like in the mid-19th century - on the ground reporting at its very best.

In this series:

  • Volume I: The Metropolitan Districts. Henry Mayhew.
  • Volume II: The Metropolitan Districts. Henry Mayhew.
  • Volume III: The Metropolitan Districts. Henry Mayhew.
  • Volume IV: The Metropolitan Districts. Henry Mayhew.
  • Volume V: The Manufacturing Districts. Angus B. Reach.
  • Volume VI: The Rural Districts. Alexander Mackay and Shirley Brooks.
  • Volume VII: The Rural Districts. Alexander Mackay and Shirley Brooks.
  • Volume VIII: Wales. Special Correspondent.
  • Volume IX: Birmingham. Charles Mackay.
  • Volume X: Liverpool. Charles Mackay.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781913515201
ISBN-10: 1913515206
Publisher: Ditto Books
Publication Date: September 18th, 2020
Pages: 446
Language: English