Poverty and Welfare in England, 1700-1850 : A Regional Perspective, Paperback / softback Book

Poverty and Welfare in England, 1700-1850 : A Regional Perspective Paperback / softback

Part of the Manchester Studies in Modern History series

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The first comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the literature on poverty, communal welfare systems and alternative welfare strategies.

Offers a new perspective on how we should conceptualise poverty and how ordinary families and communities responded to that poverty..

Indicates the need for new directions in the study of poverty and welfare using previously unpublished results form one of the biggest poor law databases in existence..

Argues that welfare historians have paid too little attention to the complexities of defining and measuring poverty, and a variety of primary source material is used to reconsider the extent of poverty in the period 1700-1850..

Provides the first systematic attempt to discuss the regional dimensions of the welfare system in an English context. -- .

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780719049408

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