Download PDF by Dean Kirby: Angel Meadow: Victorian Britain's Most Savage Slum

By Dean Kirby

ISBN-10: 1783831529

ISBN-13: 9781783831524

'It is all unfastened combating the following. Even a few of the home windows don't open, so it really is dead to cry for support. Dampness and distress, violence and mistaken, have left their handwriting in completely legible characters at the walls.' - Manchester parent, 1870

Step into the Victorian underworld of Angel Meadow, the vilest and most deadly slum of the economic Revolution. within the shadow of the world's first cotton mill, 30,000 souls trapped through poverty are battling for survival because the British Empire is equipped upon their backs. Thieves and prostitutes go together with rats in overcrowded accommodation homes and deep cellars at the banks of a black river, the Irk. Gangs of 'scuttlers' stalk the streets in pointed, brass-tipped clogs. those that avoid their clutches are hunted down via cholera, typhoid and tuberculosis. Lawless consuming dens and a chilly slab within the lifeless apartment give you the in basic terms aid from a grimy and scary world.
In this stunning publication, journalist Dean Kirby takes readers on a hair-raising trip throughout the gin palaces, alleyways and underground vaults of this 19th century Manchester slum thought of so diabolical it used to be re-christened 'hell upon earth' by way of Friedrich Engels.


'Dean Kirby has Angel Meadow in his blood' - Joseph O'Neill

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