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London's East End: A Guide for Family and Local Historians

Publisher: Pen & Sword

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 192 pages
Author: J. Oates
Year: 2018
ISBN: 9781526724113
Other: b&w photos, tables, bibliog
Publisher: Pen & Sword

The East End is one of the most famous parts of London and it has had its own distinctive identity since the district was first settled in medieval times. It is best known for extremes of poverty and deprivation, for strong political and social movements, and for the extraordinary mix of immigrants who have shaped its history. Jonathan Oates’s handbook is the ideal guide to its complex, rich and varied story and it is an essential source for anyone who wants to find out about an East End ancestor or carry out their own research into the area.

He outlines in vivid detail the development of the neighbourhoods that constitute the East End. In a series of information-filled chapters, he explores East End industries and employment – the docks, warehouses, factories, markets and shops. He looks at its historic poverty and describes how it gained a reputation for criminality, partly because of notorious criminals like Jack the Ripper and the Krays. This dark side to the history contrasts with the liveliness of the East End entertainments and the strong social bonds of the immigrants who made their home there – Huguenots, Jews, Bangladeshis and many others.

Throughout the book details are given of the records that researchers can consult in order to delve into the history for themselves – online sites, archives, libraries, books and museums.

Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. What is East End?
2. Working Lives in the East End
3. East End Poverty and Attempts at its Relief
4. Crime and Vice
5. War and Riot
6. Religions in the East End
7. Moving in - and out of - the East End
8. Leisure Activities
9. Schooling and Health
10. General Sources
11. Places to See and Visit
Conclusion
Bibliography



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