Dublin slums, 1800-1925: a study in urban geography
This is a thoroughly original book. Based on source materials ranging from public inquiries and property valuations to the records created by women charity workers, the slum geography of the city is meticulously recreated. The overlapping areas of contagious disease, slum housing and the support of the very poorest, the beggars and costermongers who daily thronged the city streets, form the three main areas of analysis. These issues are explored on scales varying from city-wide to the local street or court, while the final case study examines the dynamic nature of slum creation and efforts at relief and reform in the particular context of the north city parishes of St Mary's and St Michan's.
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accommodation alleys Annual Report Association asylum Barrack beggars Board Chapter Charles Cameron Church Street City of Dublin city slums Civic Survey claimed clothing commissioners Coombe Cork Street courts DADC disease district Drumcondra Dublin city Dublin Corporation Dublin slum families Figure Gardiner Street geography George Nicholls Gloucester Street Griffith's Valuation guardians hereafter House of Industry Housing Inquiry 1885 Ibid improvement institution Irish Church Missions labour Ladies of Charity Lane large numbers Liffey Margaret Aylward Mendicity mortality Mountjoy Square municipal nineteenth century north city North Dublin Union occupied outdoor relief paupers persons poor law poor relief poorest population poverty premises prostitution Protestant Public Health Committee Ragged Schools residents Roman Catholic RPDCD sanitary scheme situation slaughter houses slum social Society St Brigid's St Michan's Street Lower tenement tenement houses Townsend Street urban vagrancy women workhouse