Pauper policies: Poor Law practice in England, 1780-1850

Shave, Samantha A. (2017) Pauper policies: Poor Law practice in England, 1780-1850. Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719089633

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Abstract

Pauper policies examines how policies under the old and New Poor Laws were conceived, adopted, implemented, developed or abandoned. This fresh perspective reveals significant aspects of poor law history which have been overlooked by scholars. Important new research is presented on the adoption and implementation of 'enabling acts' at the end of the old poor laws; the exchange of knowledge about how best to provide poor relief in the final decades of the old poor law and formative decades of the New; and the impact of national scandals on policy-making in the new Victorian system. Pointing towards a new direction in the study of poor law administration, it examines how people, both those in positions of power and the poor, could shape pauper policies. It is essential reading for anyone with an interest in welfare and poverty in eighteenth and nineteenth-century England.

Keywords:Poor laws, Workhouses, Social policy, Welfare, England, Eighteenth Century, Nineteenth Century
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V214 English History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V310 Economic History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V143 Modern History 1700-1799
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V144 Modern History 1800-1899
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V320 Social History
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
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Deposited On:24 Apr 2018 07:43

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