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Celtic Culture in Words and Music

The Blackest Streets

The Blackest Streets
Item# 9781844133314

Product Description

Publisher: Vintage Books

Author: Sarah Wise

The Blackest Streets focuses on the last fifteen years of the nineteenth century, a turbulent period in London’s history, when revolution was very much in the air — when unemployment, agricultural depression and a crackdown on parish relief provided a breeding ground for communists and anarchists.

Sarah Wise explores the real lives behind the statistics, excavating the Old Nichol from the ruins of history, laying bare the social and political conditions that created and sustained this black hole at the very heart of the Empire. (pb)