Pen and Sword
Hardback 1st Edition 2015; Paperback 2nd Edition 2020
Discover the story of the disease that devastated the Victorian population, and brought about major changes in sanitation. Drawing on the latest scientific research and a wealth of archival material, Amanda Thomas uses first-hand accounts, blending personal stories with an overview of the history of the disease and its devastating after-effects on British society...
This work brings together a unique range of sources to reveal a forgotten episode in London's history. Situated opposite Westminster on the south bank of the River Thames, by 1848 Lambeth's waterfront had become London's industrial center and a magnet to migrant workers...
Amanda J. Thomas is an author, linguist and historian with a particular interest in social and medical history.
Her books include: The Nonconformist Revolution (Pen & Sword History, 2020), Cholera - The Victorian Plague (Pen & Sword History, 2015 (1st edition), 2020 (2nd edition)), The Lambeth Cholera Outbreak of 1848-1849: The Setting, Causes, Course and Aftermath of an Epidemic in London (McFarland, 2009); she also contributed to Dr. Andrew Hann's The Medway Valley a Kent Landscape Transformed (Victoria County History, Phillimore, 2009). Amanda's biographies of Alderman William Brenchley, JP and his daughter, the agricultural botanist Dr. Winifred Brenchley, OBE have been included in John D Beasley's, Peckham and Nunhead Biographical Dictionary and are deposited at Southwark Local History Library, London, The Gilbert Library, Rothamsted Research, Hertfordshire, and the archives of Dulwich Hamlet Junior School and James Allen's Girls' School, London.
The book explores how Nonconformity shaped our modern world both in terms of industrial innovation and radical insurrection - plus the extraordinary role played by nonconformist women - the driving force behind it all! Thank you to everyone who has supported me in this monumental endeavour – especially Pen & Sword publisher Jonathan Wright.
Huge thanks to the Blog's Alan Slingsby. There is so much interest in pandemics at the moment - for obvious reasons - and so much to learn from the mistakes of the past!
The second edition of Cholera the Victorian Plague is out! Thank you Pen and Sword.
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