The Politics of the Poor: the East End of London, 1885-1914, a history book reviewby Marc Brodie
Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2004
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-927055-2; 252 pages, price £61.00
Jon LawrenceEmmanuel College, Cambridge
I thank Dr Lawrence for his positive comments, and I am happy to accept the review. I would just note, as stated in the book, that my central aim, in addition to rescuing the East End from simple ideas of 'slum conservatism', was to show how very localised social structures and personal relationships, often ignored, might influence political results, and not necessarily to explain the entire make-up of East End politics in the period.