With Disastrous Consequences London Disasters 1830-1917 by Wendy Neal ~catastrophes ~England history ~social conditions ~disaster management


Title: With Disastrous Consequences: London Disasters 1830-1917

Author: Wendy Neal

Description: Boards in red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Light blemish on fore-edge of text block. Internally clean and unmarked. Illustrations. Dust jacket in an archival mylar sleeve. xviii, 270 p.

The stories of many London tragedies, among them rail crashes, terrorist attacks, collapsing buildings and panics, and an examination of the way in which society copes with such incidents and their aftermaths. The author looks at rescue efforts and disaster management and shows how victims were treated in the days when self-help was a virtue and reliance on others a sin.

1. The [steamboat] Princess Alice.
2. Death by Design [crushed in poorly designed public buildings, theatres, etc.].
3. Explosions.
4. The Great Freeze [the winter of 1866-1867].
5. Fenian Campaigns.
6. Forest Gate School [and the pauper children's training ship, the Goliath].
7. The Silvertown Blast [1917].
8. Railway Accidents.
9. The [disastrous launch of the] Albion.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Publisher: Hisarlik Press
Place: [Enfileld Lock, Middlesex]
Year: 1992

Keywords: catastrophes, London, England, history, social conditions, disaster management,

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