Victorian Underclass of Exeter
(Pocket sized A6 format.
ISBN 1-903356-14-8) Out of Stock and Out of Print
In the spring of 1854 Exeter awaited the trial of a group of local people arrested for the Bread Riots of the previous winter. It was at this time that an anonymous writer, using the nom de plume 'A White Slave', chose to contribute to a local newspaper a series of reports into the state of the city's poor. He interviewed residents of the West Quater and visited the Work House - his detailed investigations are a unique means of understanding the Victorian poor in general and the character of Exeter in particular. The accounts have not been reproduced since 1854.
With a foreword by the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Granville Baldwin. <