Poverty and Poor Law Reform in Nineteenth-Century Britain, 1834-1914: From Chadwick to Booth

Poverty and Poor Law Reform in Nineteenth-Century Britain, 1834-1914: From Chadwick to Booth

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The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 is one of the most important pieces of social legislation ever enacted. Its principles and the workhouse system dominated attitudes to welfare provision for the next 80 years. This new Seminar Study explores the changing ideas to poverty over this period and assesses current debates on Victorian attitudes to the poor. David Englander reviews the old system of poor relief; he considers how the New Poor Law was enacted and received… (more)


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Publisher: Routledge (December 02, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 152 pages

File size: 1.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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