Liverpool in 1847 was a grim place to be if you were poor, perhaps a recent immigrant fleeing the famine in Ireland. Being poor meant whole families living in single rooms in ramshackle tenements or in damp cellars, with no sanitation or fresh air. 1,443 more words
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– By Sam Clevenger
Sam Clevenger is a Ph.D. student in Physical Cultural Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park.
In doing historical research, it’s hard enough trying to decipher the significance of a document staring you in the face as it lies comfortably on a weird large pillow archives use to protect primary sources. 1,464 more words