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Poverty and Welfare in England, 1700-1850 By Steve King

Poverty and Welfare in England, 1700-1850

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An overview of the literature on poverty, and of the welfare policies of the state, as well as the alternative welfare strategies of the poor for the period 1700 to 1850. It examines how we should conceptualize poverty and how ordinary families and communities responded to that poverty.

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Poverty and Welfare in England, 1700-1850: A Regional Perspective by Steve King

The first comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the literature on poverty, communal welfare systems and alternative welfare strategies. Offers a new perspective on how we should conceptualise poverty and how ordinary families and communities responded to that poverty.. Indicates the need for new directions in the study of poverty and welfare using previously unpublished results form one of the biggest poor law databases in existence.. Argues that welfare historians have paid too little attention to the complexities of defining and measuring poverty, and a variety of primary source material is used to reconsider the extent of poverty in the period 1700-1850.. Provides the first systematic attempt to discuss the regional dimensions of the welfare system in an English context.

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..".King's book should not be ignored in any study of the regional patterns of welfare in England."--Stephen T. Ziliak, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

."..King's book should not be ignored in any study of the regional patterns of welfare in England."--Stephen T. Ziliak, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

.,."King's book should not be ignored in any study of the regional patterns of welfare in England."--Stephen T. Ziliak, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

..."King's book should not be ignored in any study of the regional patterns of welfare in England."--Stephen T. Ziliak, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

About Steve King


Steven King is Senior Lecturer in History at Oxford Brookes University

Table of Contents


List of figures, tables and maps Preface 1. Introduction 2. Poverty and welfare: the legal framework 3. The welfare debate 4. Defining and measuring poverty 5. Alternative worlds of poverty 6. Welfare in the south and east, 1700-1820 7. Welfare in the north and west, 1700-1820 8. Welfare under the new poor law, 1821-1850 9. Conclusion: old and new perspectives in welfare history Appendix one - Places Appendix two - A legal chronology of the poor laws Bibliography Index

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GOR002888031
Poverty and Welfare in England, 1700-1850: A Regional Perspective by Steve King
Steve King
Manchester Studies in Modern History
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Manchester University Press
2000-09-28
304
0719049407
9780719049408
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