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Published: 15 December 2011

354 Pages | 10 b/w plate, 4 b/w tables

6 X 9 inches

ISBN: 9781846316999

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The Liverpool Underworld

Crime in the City, 1750-1900

Michael Macilwee

Liverpool University Press

  • A comprehensive guide to all aspects of crime in Liverpool, unlike other books which focus on a particular theme such as murder or gangs
  • Aimed at a general readership rather than a narrow academic audience
  • The book nevertheless includes enough academic apparatus to enable the more serious students of crime and local history to explore the issues further. By contrast, for example, Joseph O'Neill's book Crime City (Milo, 2008, £7.99), which is similar to my book but about Manchester, is aimed solely at the popular market and contains no references, bibliography or illustrations and few statistics. There is also irregular use of dates and attribution of quotes. I aim to cover both the academic and popular markets
  • Thanks to the increased availability of online newspapers and the recent digitisation of the archives of many of the nation's newspapers, journals and parliamentary papers, the author has had access to information previously hidden from researchers, particularly those living outside London, the home of the national newspaper library. For example it is now easy to discover what people in other towns wrote about Liverpool and trace the criminal activities and impact of Liverpudlians working in other towns around the country

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