The English Poor Laws 1700-1930 by Anthony BrundageThe English Poor Laws 1700-1930 by Anthony Brundage

The English Poor Laws 1700-1930

byAnthony Brundage

Hardcover | October 31, 2001

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The English Poor Laws 1700-1930examines the nature and operation of the English poor law system from the early eighteenth century to its termination in 1930. The book traces the law's development from a localised measure of poor relief designed primarily for rural communities to an increasingly centralised system attempting to grapple with the urgent crises of urban poverty. The deterrent work house, medical care, education, assisted emigration, family maintenance, vagrancy and the relationship of the poor laws to private charity are some of the topics covered.
Anthony Brundage is Professor of History at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. His books includeThe Making of the New Poor Lawand biographies of Edwin Chadwick and John Richard Green. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and has served as Executive Secretary of the North American Conference on British Studies.
Title:The English Poor Laws 1700-1930Format:HardcoverDimensions:185 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.56 inPublished:October 31, 2001Publisher:Red Globe PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:033368270X

ISBN - 13:9780333682708


Table of Contents

Introduction: Approaching English Poor Law History.- The Poor Laws in the Eighteenth Century: Changing Patterns of Relief.- Debates, Experiments, and Reforms, 1800-1832.- The New Poor Law takes shape, 1832-1847.- Mid-Victorian Poor Relief, 1847-1870.- The Revival of Deterrence and the Expansion of Services, 1870-1900.- The Eclipsing and Transforming of the Poor Law, 1900-1930.- Conclusion.- Endnotes.- References Cited.- Index.

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