A History of English Philanthropy: From the Dissolution of the Monasteries to the Taking of the First Census

A History of English Philanthropy: From the Dissolution of the Monasteries to the Taking of the First Census

by B. Kirkman Gray

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Overview

First published in 1905, this book charts the history of English philanthropy from the Elizabethan period through to the nineteenth century. In doing so, Benjamin Kirkman Gray posed some important questions about modern philanthropy, and reflected on the meaning and worth of philanthropy. Through historical study, the author discussed this complex question, which, in a time before the development of the British welfare state, was particularly topical.

This book will be of interest to those studying the history of philanthropy, social welfare and poverty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781315469232
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The History of Social Welfare
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 316
File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

1. Charity and the Elizabethan Poor Law 2. Charity in the Early Part of the Seventeenth Century 3. Philanthropy under Puritans 4. A Fresh Starting Point 5. Elementary Education and Child Labour 6. Hospitals in the Eighteenth Century 7. Other Philanthropic Associations 8. The Philanthropist as Agitator 9. The Adult Poor in the Eighteenth Century 10. Village Charities 11. Revolution: Thrift and Soup 12. Characteristics of Eighteenth Century Philanthropy 13. Looking towards the Nineteenth Century – Conclusion; Index

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