Celebrating #MapMonday with a map of religions in Liverpool, 1858

Dr.Hume’s Four Maps of Liverpool: Ecclesiastical, Historical, Municipal, Moral & Social’ by Reverend Abraham Hume DCL, were self-published in Liverpool in 1858.  Each map has an inset “showing the locality of pauperism, cholera & violent deaths”.  They were “First exhibited before the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science October 13 1858” – according […]

Back when Harlem was Jewish

Listening to the Tel Aviv Review podcast on Professor Jeffrey S. Gurock’s new book The Jews of Harlem: The Rise, Decline and Revival of a Jewish Community, I’m struck by both similarities and differences between Harlem and East End London’s Jewish communities. Mulberry Street, New York City c. 1900 (copyright) Although the degree of interaction […]