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Pauper policies : poor law practice in England, 1780-1850 / Samantha A. Shave.

Author/Creator:
Shave, Samantha A., author.
Publication:
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 300 pages : illustrations, map, plan ; 23 cm
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Subjects:
Poor -- Services for -- England -- History -- 19th century.
England -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
England -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Poor laws -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Poor laws -- England -- History -- 19th century.
Poor laws.
Poor -- Services for.
Social conditions.
England.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
Pauper policies examines how policies under the old and New Poor Laws were conceived, adopted, implemented, developed or abandoned. This fresh perspective reveals significant aspects of poor law history which have been overlooked by scholars. Important new research is presented on the adoption and implementation of 'enabling acts' at the end of the old poor laws; the exchange of knowledge about how best to provide poor relief in the final decades of the old poor law and formative decades of the New; and the impact of national scandals on policy-making in the new Victorian system. Pointing towards a new direction in the study of poor law administration, it examines how people, both those in positions of power and the poor, could shape pauper policies. It is essential reading for anyone with an interest in welfare and poverty in eighteenth and nineteenth-century England.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-288) and index.
ISBN:
9780719089633
0719089638
OCLC:
957140014