Pauper Capital:London and the Poor Law, 1790-1870 London and the Poor Law, 1790-1870
List Price: $60.00
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Few measures, if any, could claim to have had a greater impact on British society than the nineteenth century Poor Law. As a comprehensive system of relieving those in need, the Poor Law provided relief for a significant proportion of the population but influenced the behaviour of a much larger group that lived at or near the margins of poverty.The expansion of the Poor Law into a wide range of social institutions, resulted in a much greater opportunity for local bureaucracy to influence the social development of Britain on a local and national scale. Nowhere was this more visible than in London, where rapid population growth and turnover, the growing impersonality of urban life and the More...
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