Beyond the Tower : A History of East London

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-11-27
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
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Home to England's first playhouses, the vast London docks, and migrant communities from Huguenot weavers to Bangladeshi textile workers, the area east of the City has always played a crucial role in London's history. In this acclaimed history, John Marriott tells the story of East London from its humble beginnings outside the City gates to the redevelopment of the Docklands and the 2012 Olympics. Beautifully illustrated with copious maps, prints and photographs, this is a vivid, authoritative account of one of London's most fascinating - and least understood - areas. Book jacket.

Author Biography

John Marriott is reader in history at the Raphael Samuel History Centre, University of East London.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction: O Thomas Cookp. 1
The Parish of Stepney to 1700p. 7
Industrialization and the spirit of improvement, 1680-1800p. 46
The culture and politics of dissent, 1700-1800p. 70
Modernization and its discontents, 1800-1860p. 94
The spectre of cholera, 1830-1875p. 123
The myth of Outcast London, 1800-1900p. 150
From dissent to respectability, 1820-1914p. 174
Migrants and sweaters, 1860-1914p. 211
The ascent of Labour, 1880-1920p. 243
Recession, mass culture and the entrepreneurial spirit, 1920-1939p. 269
Fascism and war, 1920-1945p. 299
Postwar decline and the rise of the cosmopolis, 1945-p. 322
Epilogue: The promise of regeneration?p. 351
Notesp. 355
Bibliographyp. 391
Indexp. 418
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