A new perspective on the place of the workhouse in the history and geography of nineteenth-century society and social policy.
Table of Contents
List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Policing society: government, discipline and social policy; 2. Social policy, liberalism and the mid-Victorian state; 3. Rational landscapes? the geography of Poor Law government; 4. Designing the workhouse system, 1834–1884; 5. Building the workhouse system, 1834–1884; 6. Classifying the poor: maps of pauper-land; 7. The politics of territory: the anti-Poor Law movement; 8. From township to Union? the geography of Poor Law administration at a local level; 9. The workhouse system from a local perspective; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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