Chinn, Carl

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CHINN, Carl. British, b. 1956. Genres: History, Local history/Rural topics. Career: Bookmaker (bet taker) in Birmingham, England, 1980-84; University of Birmingham, Birmingham, lecturer in modern history and community historian, 1991-. Presenter of a weekly radio show broadcast by BBC-West Midland. Publications: They Worked All Their Lives: Women of the Urban Poor in England, 1880-1939, 1988; Better Betting with a Decent Feller: Bookmakers, Betting, and the British Working Class, 1750-1900, 1991; Homes for People: One Hundred Years of Council Housing in Birmingham, 1991; Birmingham: The Great Working City, 1994; Poverty Amidst Prosperity: The Urban Poor in England, 1834-1914, 1995; The Cadbury Story: A Short History of Cadbury, 1998. Columnist for a local Birmingham newspaper. Contributor to books and periodicals. Address: Department of Modern History, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, England.