A combination of social history and reference work, this book tells the story of 18th-century London from the workhouse to the coffee-house. It devotes chapters to the health and condition of the poor, the growth of housing, immigrants and emigrants, London trades and crafts and the role of the parish. Every aspect of life is touched on, from the campaign against gin and the agitation for the protection of child chimney-sweeps to the improvements brought about by the Pavement Acts and the widespread new street lighting. By the 1780s the roots of the modern city had begun to grow and flourish.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Bookseller Inventory # CHL1133796
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Book Description Penguin, London, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Used, spine creased,shelf-worn, pages tanned from age. Bookseller Inventory # 004099
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1989. Taschenbuch. Buch ist in gutem Zustand, geringe Gebrauchs- Alters- oder Lagerungsspuren. 464 S. Englisch 300g. Bookseller Inventory # 248538