Agrarian Capitalism And Poor Relief In England, 1500-1860: Rethinking the Origins of the Welfare State by Larry Patriquin

Agrarian Capitalism And Poor Relief In England, 1500-1860: Rethinking the Origins of the Welfare…

byLarry Patriquin

Hardcover | October 11, 2007

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This book examines the evolution of public assistance for the poor in England form the late medieval era to the Industrial Revolution. Placing poor relief in the context of the unique class relations of agrarian capitalism, it considers how and why relief in England in the early modern period was distinct, with comparisons made to Scotland, Ireland, France and Germany.  Challenging and provocative, the author argues for a class-based reinterpretation of the origins of the welfare state.

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LARRY PATRIQUIN is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Social Welfare and Criminal Justice Studies at Nipissing University, North Bay, Canada. He is the author of Inventing Tax Rage: Misinformation in the National Post.
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Title:Agrarian Capitalism And Poor Relief In England, 1500-1860: Rethinking the Origins of the Welfare…Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:October 11, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Capitalist and Precapitalist Societies * The Development of Capitalism in England, c.1300-1860 * English Poor Relief, c.1350-1795 * Speenhamland, Settlement and the New Poor Law * Agrarian Class Relations and the Absence of Poor Relief Outside England * Conclusion: Capitalism and the Origins of the Welfare State * Notes * Bibliography * Index

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