London: Disorderly Metropolis


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Documents Section A:  Urban Explorers and Commentators

The East End and urban poverty
Bracebridge Hemyng (1841-1901) Prostitution in London (1862)
Henry Mayhew (1812-1887) London Labour and London poor (1862)
Andrew Mearns (1837-1925) The Bitter Cry of Outcast London (1883)
George Sims (1847-1922) How the Poor Live (1883)
Karl Baedeker (1801-1859) 'The Docks’, in London and its Environs (1885)
Austin Freeman(1862-1943) In the London Docks’, in George Sims, ed., Living London (1901), vol.1.
Charles Masterman (1873-1927) The Heart of Empire (1901)
Jack London (1876-1916) The People of the Abyss (1903)
Charles Booth (1840-1916) 'Map', online archive (various dates)This is an external link
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Illustrations and excerpts from the novels (various dates)
William Thomas Stead (1849-1912) 'The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon I', Resource site (various dates)This is an external link
The West End
Karl Baedeker (1801-1859) ‘The Serpentine’, in London and its Environs (1885)
George Gissing (1857-1903) In the Year of Jubilee (1894)
George Augustus Sala (1828-1895) London Up to Date (1894)
George Sims (1847-1922) Living London (1901)
Robert Machray (1831-1904) The Night Side of London (1902)
E.Beresford Chancellor (1868-1937) Wanderings in Piccadilly, Mayfair and Pall Mall (1907)
Arthur Ransome (1884-1967) Bohemia in London (1907)
James Greenwood (1832-1929) ‘An Opium Smoke in Tiger Bay’, In Strange Company: Being the Experiences of a Roving Correspondent (1875)
G.S.Reaney (unknown dates) ‘The Moral Aspect’ in The Destitute Alien in Britain (1892)
George Sims (1847-1922) ‘Italian London’ and ‘Jewish London’ in Living London (1901)


Documents Section B:  Body, Mind and the City

Charles Kingsley (1819-1875) ‘Nausicaa in London’, in Sanitary and Social Essays (1880)
G.B.Barron (unknown dates) 'The Constitutional Characterisitics of Dwellers' in Large Towns as Relating to Degeneracy (1888)
William Morris (1834-1896) 'News from Nowhere, ch.7' (1890)This is an external link
R.von Krafft-Ebing (1840-1902) Psychopathia Sexualis (1892)
Max Nordau (1849-1923) Degeneration (1895)
Gustav le Bon (1841-1931) The Crowd (1896)
J.A.Hobson (1858-1940) The Psychology of Jingoism (1901)
Georg Simmel (1858-1918) The Metropolis and Mental Life (1903)This is an external link
John Clarke (unknown dates) The Practitioners Handbook: Hysteria and Nuerasthenia(1905)

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