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London Labour and the London Poor Volume III

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In London Labour and the London Poor Volume III, Henry Mayhew continues his groundbreaking investigation into the lives of the city's most marginalized populations. Through a series of interviews and firsthand observations, Mayhew explores the daily struggles of London's working class, including street vendors, beggars, and prostitutes.

The book provides a stark and unflinching look at the harsh realities faced by those living in poverty during the Victorian era. Mayhew's writing is both compassionate and objective, giving readers a deep understanding of the social and economic forces that shape the lives of the poor in London.

Despite being over a century old, London Labour and the London Poor Volume III remains a relevant and powerful work that sheds light on the ongoing issues of inequality and social injustice. Mayhew's meticulous research and vivid storytelling make this book a must-read for anyone interested in the history of poverty and labor in urban environments.

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Subtitled, "A Cyclopaedia of the condition and earnings of those that will work, those that cannot work, and those that will not work." "The history of a people from the lips of the people themselves .. their labour, earnings, trials and sufferings, in their own unvarnished language, and to portray the condition of their homes and their families by personal observation of the places ..." "My earnest hope is that the book may serve to give the rich a more intimate knowledge of the sufferings, and the frequent heroism under those sufferings, of the poor ..." Henry Mayhew was a social researcher and journalist. He compiled a four-volume work in minute detail on the lives of the poor in London, of which this is the third, published in 1816. - Summary by Peter Yearsley

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