Borough Over the Border - Life in West Ham 1895-1915, by Pat Francis
Published by the East London History Society, 222 pages. Paperback (N3697).
Brand New Book
This book provides a fascinating history of West Ham in the two decades before the First World War, and gives us an excellent insight into the lives and experiences of the men and women who lived in East London during that time.
It was of course a period of enormous political change, and West Ham was at the very centre of it - the developing Labour and trade union movement was very strong amongst the working class communities of East London, and Keir Hardie was a key figure locally and nationally at the time.
This book thus provides not only an account of the social history of West Ham between 1895 and 1915, but also a political history of the emerging Labour movement in the area, when the working class of East London began to organise and wield real political power.....
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