Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Riots and the Law

As well as the LSHG conference on 25 February on 'A History of Riots', the Socialist History Society have the following meeting:

Wednesday 22 February (7pm)
Jerry White speaks on
'Aspects of Popular Protest - Riots and the Law in 18th Century London'.
Venue: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2. Admission free

About The Speaker: Jerry White is a leading social historian of London, a former student of Raphael Samuel and has long been associated with the History Workshop movement. His interests are in the history of working class Londoners which he has explored through oral history among other sources. His main publications include Rothschild Buildings: Life in an East End Tenement Block 1887-1920, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980 (winner of Jewish Chronicle non-fiction book prize, 1980; republished with new introduction by Pimlico, 2003), The Worst Street in North London: Campbell Bunk, Islington, Between the Wars, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1986 (republished as Campbell Bunk: The Worst Street in North London Between the Wars, with new introduction by Pimlico, 2003), London in the Twentieth Century: A City and Its People, Viking, 2001 (winner of the Wolfson History Prize, 2001, reprinted with new introduction, Vintage, 2008) and London in the Nineteenth Century: ‘A Human Awful Wonder of God’, Jonathan Cape, 2007 (paperback edn. Vintage, 2008)

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