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For centuries the East End of London was synonymous with poverty and brutal labor, with Cockney solidarity and popular protest. The poverty is still there but now—once again—East London is beginning to reshape itself. Fashionable riverside restaurants multiply and shining new office buildings spread south toward the Millennium Dome. Now the term “East End” begins to have a different ring.

Alan Palmer takes us back through four centuries of life in this great melting pot, which was once the very center of Empire trade. Both people and goods have flowed in and out of it, from the Huguenot weavers of the seventeenth century to the Indians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis of today.  Its story is one of extremes—of narrow, dingy streets and grand Hawksmoor churches, of great social campaigners, and out-and-out criminals like the Krays. This fascinating book, with an introduction by London’s great chronicler Peter Ackroyd, captures the spirit of the East End and its people, of those who have left their mark on it and those whose lives were marked by it forever.

 

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-191) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813528267
Introduction:
Ackroyd, Peter
Author:
Ackroyd, Peter
Introduction by:
Ackroyd, Peter
Introduction:
Ackroyd, Peter
Author:
Palmer, Alan
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Location:
New Brunswick, N.J. :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
History
Subject:
London
Subject:
East End
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
London (England) History.
Subject:
London (England) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 0.9 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » London
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

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