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The English Poor Laws, 1700-1930

The English Poor Laws, 1700-1930

by Anthony Brundage
     
 

ISBN-10: 033368270X

ISBN-13: 9780333682708

Pub. Date: 12/01/2001

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

The English Poor Laws, 1700-1930 traces the laws' development from localized measures of poor relief designed primarily for rural communities to an increasingly centralized system attempting to grapple with the urgent crises of urban poverty. Some of the topics covered are the deterrent workhouse, medical care, education, assisted emigration, family

Overview

The English Poor Laws, 1700-1930 traces the laws' development from localized measures of poor relief designed primarily for rural communities to an increasingly centralized system attempting to grapple with the urgent crises of urban poverty. Some of the topics covered are the deterrent workhouse, medical care, education, assisted emigration, family maintenance, vagrancy, and the relationship of the poor laws to private charity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333682708
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/01/2001
Series:
Social History in Perspective Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
195
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Approaching English Poor Law History
• The Poor Laws in the Eighteenth Century: Changing Patterns of Relief in a Maturing Capitalist System
• Debates, Experiments, and Reforms, 1800-1832
• The New Poor Law Takes Shape, 1832-1847
• Mid-Victorian Poor Relief, 1847-1870
• The Revival of Deterrence and the Expansion of Services, 1870-1900
• The Eclipsing and Transforming of the Poor Law, 1900-1930

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