The Liverpool Underworld
Crime in the City, 1750-1900
Dr Michael Macilwee is Information Officer at Liverpool John Moores University and best-selling author of 'The Gangs of Liverpool' (Milo Press).
Acknowledgements Preface 'Ghastly Statistics': a Word of Warning 1. The Black Spot on the Mersey 2. Policing 3. Prison and Punishment 4. Children and Women in the Justice System 5 'The Scum ofIreland' 6. Protest, Riot and Disorder 7 The Lowest Circle of Hell 8 The Demon Drink 9. Violence 10. Maritime Crime 11. Street Robbery 12. Burglary and Property Theft 13 Poaching Wars 14. Scams 15. Victorian Family Values 16. 'The Devil's Children' 17. Gangs and Anti-Social Behaviour 18. Prostitution 19. Sport and Gambling Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
This is a fascinating read, and well researched from archival and secondary sources. Whatever the current concerns about modern violence, it was assuredly much worse back then. Summing Up: Highly recommended. * * * All levels/libraries.
Choice, .49, no.11, p.2136
A well-written and fascinating book on the history of crime in Liverpool.
University of Huddersfield
A rattling good read.
Clive Emsley Open University
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Publication: November 4, 2011