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The poor in England 1700-1850: An economy of makeshifts

The poor in England 1700-1850: An economy of makeshifts

by Alannah Tomkins, Steven King


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ISBN-13: 9780719080432
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Steven King is Professor of History at Oxford Brookes University

Alannah Tomkins is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Keele

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Alannah Tomkins and Steven King

2. 'Not by bread only'? Common right, parish relief and endowed charity in a forest economy, c.1600-1800 - Steve Hindle

3. The economy of makeshifts and the poor law: a game of chance? - Margaret Hanly

4. 'Agents in their own concerns'? Charity and the economy of makeshifts in eighteenth-century Britain - Sarah Lloyd

5. Crime, criminal networks and the survival strategies of the poor in early eighteenth century London - Heather Shore

6. Pawnbroking and the survival strategies of the urban poor in 1770s York - Alannah Tomkins

7. Kinship, poor relief and the welfare process in early modern England - Sam Barrett

8. Making the most of opportunity: the economy of makeshifts in the early modern north - Steve King

9. Conclusion - Steve King and Alannah Tomkins


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