Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The London Mob

You know, those 18th century London types knew how to party. Right now I'm reading The London Mob by Robert Shoemaker. There was so much social upheavel and very little methods of control, the lower classes of London ran amuck. This book studies the reasons behind and the activities of the London mob.

Shoemaker writes with an informality without giving up the scholarship. He peppers the text with primary sources and uses the illustrations to describe a situation. I'm enjoying the book very much.


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