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    Campbell Bunk: the worst street in North London between the wars

    White, Jerry (2003) Campbell Bunk: the worst street in North London between the wars. London, UK: Pimlico. ISBN 9780712636254.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: From the 1880s to the Second World War, Campbell Road, Finsbury Park (known as Campbell Bunk), had a notorious reputation for violence, for breeding thieves and prostitutes, and for an enthusiastic disregard for law and order. It was the object of reform by church, magistrates, local authorities, and social scientists, who left many traces of their attempts to improve what became known as 'the worst street in North London'. Jerry White offers insight into the realities of life in a 'slum' community, showing how it changed over a 90-year period. Using extensive oral history to describe in detail the years between the wars, White reveals the complex tensions between the new world opening up and the street's traditional culture of economic individualism, crime, street theatre, and domestic violence.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 10:08
    Last Modified: 08 May 2017 10:08
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18667

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