Londons Rubbish: Two Centuries of Dirt, Dust and Disease in the Metropolis.pdf

Londons Rubbish: Two Centuries of Dirt, Dust and Disease in the Metropolis

Peter Hounsell

Two centuries of dirt, dust and disease in the metropolis. Includes the writings of Mayhew and Dickens on the subject, John Snows research into cholera, the strikes of the 1960s and 1970s up to modern-day efforts in recycling.

‘The incineration of refuse is beautiful’: Torquay and the ... had effectively rendered the dust-yard sifters the embodiment of moral impoverishment and contagion.15 City engineer D.J. Ross condemned the continuation of dust sorting by women in Lambeth in 1904: [T]hese unfortunate creatures have worked from morning to night, surrounded with dust up to their waists, inhaling an atmosphere more or less

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