The English Poor Law, 1531-1782 / Edition 1

The English Poor Law, 1531-1782 / Edition 1

by Paul Slack
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521557852

ISBN-13: 9780521557856

Pub. Date: 10/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Poor Law had a profound impact on English society. Designed to reform the poor as much as to relieve poverty, it also shaped institutions of government and determined people's expectations and assumptions about social welfare. The English Poor Law, 1531-1782 provides a concise synthesis of recent scholarly work together with full references, explaining the

Overview

The Poor Law had a profound impact on English society. Designed to reform the poor as much as to relieve poverty, it also shaped institutions of government and determined people's expectations and assumptions about social welfare. The English Poor Law, 1531-1782 provides a concise synthesis of recent scholarly work together with full references, explaining the origins of this unique system of welfare, and showing how it played a central role in English social and political development from the Reformation to the Industrial Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521557856
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Series:
New Studies in Economic and Social History Series, #9
Edition description:
1st Cambridge University Press ed
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Defining strategies; 2. Implementing the law; 3. The failure of reform; 4. The law in context; Appendix: statutes relating to the poor; Notes; Select Bibliography; Additional bibliographical note; Index.

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