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London Labour and the London Poor Volume IV

by Henry Mayhew

The book provides an in-depth look at the lives of the working class in London during the mid-19th century. The book is divided into several sections, each of which focuses on a different group of workers. Mayhew interviews people from all walks of life, from street-sellers and costermongers to chimney-sweeps and mudlarks. Through these interviews, Mayhew provides a vivid and detailed picture of what life was like for these people, including their working conditions, their wages, and the challenges they faced in their daily lives. One of the most striking things about the book is the way that Mayhew gives a voice to people who would otherwise have been ignored or forgotten. He allows these working-class people to tell their own stories, often in their own words, and in doing so, he paints a picture of a world that was both harsh and vibrant. Despite being written over a century and a half ago, "London Labour and the London Poor Volume IV" remains a relevant and important book today. It provides a valuable historical record of a time and place that has largely disappeared, and it offers insights into the social and economic factors that shaped the lives of working-class people in the past. For young readers aged 13 and above who are interested in history or social issues, this book offers a fascinating and eye-opening look at a world that is both very different from our own and yet still connected to it in many ways. It is a powerful reminder of the resilience and humanity of those who have been marginalized throughout history, and it is a testament to the power of storytelling to bring those voices to life.

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English

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English

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1861

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Henry Mayhew was an English journalist, playwright, and advocate of reform. He was one of the co-founders of the satirical magazine Punch in 1841, and was the magazine's joint editor, with Mark Lemon,...

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