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Title Dirty old London : the Victorian fight against filth / Lee Jackson.
Author Jackson, Lee, 1971- author.
Publication New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
Description 293 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Call # 363.70094 J
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 270-284) and index.
Summary "In Victorian London, filth was everywhere : horse traffic filled the streets with dung, household rubbish went uncollected, cesspools brimmed with 'night soil', graveyards teemed with rotting corpses, the air itself was choked with smoke. In this intimately visceral book, Lee Jackson guides us through the underbelly of the Victorian metropolis, introducing us to the men and women who struggled to stem a rising tide of pollution and dirt, and the forces that opposed them"--From jacket flap.
Contents The golden dustman -- Inglorious mud -- Night soil -- Removable causes -- Vile bodies -- The great unwashed -- The public convenience -- Wretched houses -- The veil of soot.
Subject London (England) -- History -- 19th century.
Sanitation -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
London (England) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
ISBN 0300192053 (hbk.) :
9780300192056 (hbk.) :

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