Accommodating Poverty: The Housing and Living Arrangements of the English Poor, c. 1600-1850

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

EditorPamela Sharpe, Joanne McEwan

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This book offers a detailed examination of the living arrangements and material circumstances of the poor betweeen 1650 and 1850.  Chapters investigate poor households in urban, rural and metropolitan contexts, and contribute to wider investigations into British economic and social conditions in the long Eighteenth century.

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This book offers a detailed examination of the living arrangements and material circumstances of the poor betweeen 1650 and 1850.  Chapters investigate poor households in urban, rural and metropolitan contexts, and contribute to wider investigations into British economic and social conditions in the long Eighteenth century.

JOANNE MCEWAN  is a Postgraduate Student in the School of Humanities, University of Western Australia. She is an editor for the postgraduate journal Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies and has presented papers on lodgers in London and community participation in legal processes.PAMELA SHARPE  is Principal Research Fell...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.91 × 5.62 × 0.96 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230542425

ISBN - 13:9780230542426

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Table of Contents

Introduction--P.Sharpe
'The Corrupting, Depraving and Debauching of all Youthe': Apprenticeship, Service and the Households of the Poor in England, c.1650-1750--S.Hindle
Rent and the Metropolitan Poor: Mobility, Life-Cycle and Landlord-Tenant Relations in Early Modern London--J.Boulton
Accommodating the Elderly Poor in Georgian London--L.Schwarz&amp--J.Boulton
Vagrant Lives in Eighteenth-Century England--T.Hitchcock
'As Man and Wife': the Formation, Dissolution and Domestic Dynamics of Cohabitation Households in Eighteenth-Century London--J.Black
A Lodger in this House: Space, Authority and Knowledge in the Relationships between Lodgers and Household(er)s in Eighteenth-Century London--J.McEwan
Almshouses and Residential Charity: Institutional Provision or Homes for the Poor?--A.Tomkins
Heartless and Unhomely?: Dwellings of the Poor in East Anglia and North-East England--A.Green
The Agricultural Labourer's Heart: Joy and the Cottage, 1780-1830: S.Lloyd
The Parish and homes for the Rural Poor, 1780-1850--J.Broad
'I was forced to leave my place to hide my shame': the Living Arrangements of Unmarried Mothers in London in the Early Nineteenth Century--S.Williams
The Residential and Familial Arrangements of English Pauper Letter Writers, 1800-1840--S.King