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Author Topic: Victorian and Edwardian society  (Read 1705 times)
The Grand Duchess
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« on: March 30, 2007, 11:24:49 pm »

http://www.ladiesofreenacting.com/

This site gives some basic history, etiquette information, fashion tips and lots of citations for further reading.  Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2007, 04:16:30 am »

On the seamier side a family friend picked up "The Victorian Underworld" secondhand for £1 and passed it on:

www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140215824/brassgoggles-21
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0851170021/brassgoggles-21

It is packed full of wonderful information (even the index is a joy to read), great illustrations and updates the superb contemporary reference work London Labour and the London Poor which is available online:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Labour_and_the_London_Poor

There is another book called "The Victorian Underworld" by a different author which I'll also pick up I suspect:

www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3686/is_199904/ai_n8837613
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0719557291/brassgoggles-21

Tinkergir's recommendation here is also well worth chasing up:

www.brassgoggles.co.uk/bg-forum/index.php?topic=998.msg12772#msg12772
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2007, 11:41:43 am »

On the seamier side a family friend picked up "The Victorian Underworld" secondhand for £1 and passed it on:

www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0140215824/brassgoggles-21
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0851170021/brassgoggles-21

It is packed full of wonderful information (even the index is a joy to read), great illustrations and updates the superb contemporary reference work London Labour and the London Poor which is available online:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Labour_and_the_London_Poor

There is another book called "The Victorian Underworld" by a different author which I'll also pick up I suspect:

www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3686/is_199904/ai_n8837613
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0719557291/brassgoggles-21

Tinkergir's recommendation here is also well worth chasing up:

www.brassgoggles.co.uk/bg-forum/index.php?topic=998.msg12772#msg12772


Thanks for the head's up- I'd forgotten about those.  In the US, we have
Gangs of New York
http://www.amazon.com/Gangs-New-York-Informal-Underworld/dp/1560252758/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/104-1699648-3506364?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175337215&sr=8-3
Five Points
http://www.amazon.com/Gangs-New-York-Informal-Underworld/dp/1560252758/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/104-1699648-3506364?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175337215&sr=8-3
Low Life
http://www.amazon.com/Low-Life-Lures-Snares-York/dp/0374528993/ref=pd_sim_b_2/104-1699648-3506364?ie=UTF8&qid=1175337215&sr=8-3
Gotham
http://www.amazon.com/Gotham-History-York-City-1898/dp/0195140494/ref=pd_sim_b_3/104-1699648-3506364?ie=UTF8&qid=1175337215&sr=8-3
The Encyclopedia of New York
http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-New-York-City/dp/0300055366/ref=pd_sim_b_3/104-1699648-3506364?ie=UTF8&qid=1175337215&sr=8-3
and the classic How the Other Half Lives, which encouraged the reform movement.
http://www.amazon.com/Other-Half-Lives-Penguin-Classics/dp/0140436790/ref=pd_sim_b_4/104-1699648-3506364?ie=UTF8&qid=1175337215&sr=8-3







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