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RepositoryLibrary
Reference NumberL7072
Class100 HAR
AuthorHarding, Arthur
Samuel, Raphael
TitleEast End underworld : chapters in the life of Arthur Harding / [edited by] Raphael Samuel
Date(s)1981
Descriptionviii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
TypeBook
ISBN0710007264
SeriesHistory workshop series
Edition1st
PublisherRoutledge & Kegan Paul
Publication PlaceLondon
Publication Date1981
NotesIndex.
AbstractDrawn from transcripts of tape-recorded reminiscences taken over a six-year period. "Arthur Harding, born in 1886, is probably the last man alive to have been brought up in the 'Jago', the most famous criminal slum of late-Victorian London. He grew up to become a familiar figure in the East End underworld... Graduating from pickpocketing and 'shoot-flying' in his early days to leading the local 'terrors', he offered protection to the market stall holders and street bookies and took part in racecourse wars and struggles for territorial supremacy."
SubjectAutobiographies
Bethnal Green
Crime
Jews
Brick Lane
Access StatusOpen
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