Dublin slums, 1800-1925: a study in urban geography

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Irish Academic Press, 1998 - Business & Economics - 366 pages
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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Prunty is Lecturer in Geography, University College Dublin.

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