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People's History of London
     

People's History of London

by Lindsey German
 

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ISBN-10: 1844678555

ISBN-13: 2901844678555

Pub. Date: 06/19/2012

Publisher: Verso Books

In the eyes of Britain’s heritage industry, London is the traditional home of empire, monarchy and power, an urban wonderland for the privileged, where the vast majority of Londoners feature only to applaud in the background.

Yet, for nearly 2000 years, the city has been a breeding ground for radical ideas, home to thinkers, heretics and rebels from John

Overview

In the eyes of Britain’s heritage industry, London is the traditional home of empire, monarchy and power, an urban wonderland for the privileged, where the vast majority of Londoners feature only to applaud in the background.

Yet, for nearly 2000 years, the city has been a breeding ground for radical ideas, home to thinkers, heretics and rebels from John Wycliffe to Karl Marx. It has been the site of sometimes violent clashes that changed the course of history: the Levellers’ doomed struggle for liberty in the aftermath of the Civil War; the silk weavers, match girls and dockers who crusaded for workers’ rights; and the Battle of Cable Street, where East Enders took on Oswald Mosley’s Black Shirts.

A People’s History of London journeys to a city of pamphleteers, agitators, exiles and revolutionaries, where millions of people have struggled in obscurity to secure a better future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901844678555
Publisher:
Verso Books
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Edition description:
NE
Pages:
256

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction 1

1 Origins 13

2 Lords, Lollards, Heretics and Peasants in Revolt 20

3 'The Head and Fountain of Rebellion' 45

4 Old Corruption and the Mob That Can Read 68

5 Reformers and Revolutionaries 99

6 Union City 129

7 Things Fall Apart 153

8 The Strike and the Slump 183

9 London's Burning 208

10 Migrant City 232

11 Welcome to the Modern World 253

12 Neoliberal London 284

Bibliography 299

Index 305

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