The Childhood of the Poor: Welfare in Eighteenth-Century London

Hardcover | May 15, 2012

byAlysa Levene

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Was there a notion of childhood for the laboring classes, and was it distinctive from that of the elite? Examining pauper childhood, family life and societal reform, Levene asks whether new models of childhood in the eighteenth century affected the treatment of the young poor, and reveals how they and their families were helped through hard times.

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Was there a notion of childhood for the laboring classes, and was it distinctive from that of the elite? Examining pauper childhood, family life and societal reform, Levene asks whether new models of childhood in the eighteenth century affected the treatment of the young poor, and reveals how they and their families were helped throug...

ALYSA LEVENE is Reader in History at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She has published widely on the history of child welfare, including child abandonment, mortality, illegitimacy and pauper apprenticeship. Her previous monograph, Childcare, Health and Mortality at the London Foundling Hospital, 1741-1800: 'Left to the Mercy of the Wor...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.95 × 5.7 × 1 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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List of Tables and FiguresAcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction - the Childhood of the Poor Poor Children and their Families The Development of Parish Nursing The Supervision of Parish Nursing Parents and Parish Childcare Children and the Metropolitan Workhouse Making Shift – Outdoor Relief and Charity Making Shift - Community, Friends and Family Conclusions – the Childhood of the Poor AppendixNotes BibliographyIndex