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The English Poor Law 1531 1782

The English Poor Law  1531 1782 Author Paul Slack
ISBN-10 0521557852
Release 1990
Pages 73
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The Poor Law had a profound impact on English society. Designed to reform the poor as much as to relieve poverty, it also shaped institutions of government and determined people's expectations and assumptions about social welfare. The English Poor Law, 1531-1782 provides a concise synthesis of recent scholarly work together with full references, explaining the origins of this unique system of welfare, and showing how it played a central role in English social and political development from the Reformation to the Industrial Revolution.



The Solidarities of Strangers

The Solidarities of Strangers Author Lynn Hollen Lees
ISBN-10 0521572614
Release 1998-01-28
Pages 373
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A study of English policies toward the poor from the 1600s to the present, showing how clients and officials negotiated welfare settlements.



The English Poor Laws 1700 1930

The English Poor Laws 1700 1930 Author Anthony Brundage
ISBN-10 0333682718
Release 2001-10-31
Pages 185
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The English Poor Laws examines 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 localized measure of poor relief designed primarily for rural communities to an increasingly centralized system attempting to grapple with the urgent crises of urban poverty. The deterrent workhouse, medical care, education, assisted emigration, family maintenance, vagrancy and the relationship of the poor laws to private charity are some of the topics covered. The perspectives and reactions of the poor to the workhouse system, as well as to changing relief policies have also been highlighted. This includes the sometimes spirited opposition of the poor to the oppressive features of the law. The relationship of the poor laws to economic development, in both the agrarian and industrial sectors, is also explored, as are the connections of changing relief policies to wider currents of intellectual and social life.



Poverty Gender and Life cycle Under the English Poor Law 1760 1834

Poverty  Gender and Life cycle Under the English Poor Law  1760 1834 Author Samantha Williams
ISBN-10 9780861933143
Release 2011
Pages 190
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Examination of welfare during the last years of the Poor Law, bringing out the impact of poverty on particular sections of society - the lone mother and the elderly.



Poor relief in England and Wales

Poor relief in England and Wales Author Geoffrey W. Oxley
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105035913008
Release 1974
Pages 159
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On the Parish

On the Parish Author Steve Hindle
ISBN-10 9780199271320
Release 2004-08-05
Pages 521
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On the Parish? is a study of the negotiations which took place over the allocation of poor relief in the rural communities of sixteenth, seventeenth and early eighteenth century England. It analyses the relationships between the enduring systems of informal support through which the labouring poor made attempts to survive for themselves; the expanding range of endowed charity encouraged by the late sixteenth century statutes for charitable uses; and the developing system ofparish relief co-ordinated under the Elizabethan poor laws. Based on exhaustive research in the archives of the trustees who administered endowments, of the overseers of the poor who assessed rates and distributed pensions, of the magistrates who audited and co-ordinated relief and of the royal judges whoplayed such an important role in interpreting the Elizabethan statutes, the book reconstructs the hierarchy of provision of relief as it was experienced among the poor themselves. It argues that receipt of a parish pension was only the final (and by no means the inevitable) stage in a protracted process of negotiation between prospective pensioners (or 'collectioners', as they came to be called) and parish officers. This running theme is itself reflected in a series of chapters whose sequenceseeks to mirror the experience of indigence, moving gradually (and by stages) from the networks of care provided by kin and neighbours into the bureaucracy of the parish relief system, emphasising in particular the importance of labour discipline in the thinking of parish officers.By illuminating the workings of a relief system in which notions of entitlement were both under-developed and contested, On the Parish? provides historical perspective for contemporary debates about the rights and obligations of the poor in a society where the dismantling of the welfare state implies that there is, once again, no right to relief from cradle to grave.



Chronicling Poverty

Chronicling Poverty Author Tim Hitchcock
ISBN-10 0312172931
Release 1997
Pages 248
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Over the last twenty years more and more historians of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries have turned their eyes away from the records of central administration, towards local archives, and the lives of the poor. What they have found is a wealth of sources some of which chronicle the lives, and many of which record the words, of working people. This book will bring together some of the best work based on these sources.



Debating Slavery

Debating Slavery Author Mark M. Smith
ISBN-10 0521576962
Release 1998-12-10
Pages 117
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First New Studies in Economic and Social History book on a US theme. Good concise introduction to a 'hot' topic.



Approaches to the History of the Western Family 1500 1914

Approaches to the History of the Western Family 1500 1914 Author Michael Anderson
ISBN-10 0521557933
Release 1980
Pages 88
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A comprehensive survey of the history of the family in Western Europe and North America.



The Social Bases of Nazism 1919 1933

The Social Bases of Nazism  1919 1933 Author Detlef Mühlberger
ISBN-10 0521003725
Release 2003-08-21
Pages 95
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A summary of the evidence about the social background of Nazi supporters.



Slavery Atlantic Trade and the British Economy 1660 1800

Slavery  Atlantic Trade and the British Economy  1660   1800 Author Kenneth Morgan
ISBN-10 9781316583814
Release 2001-01-04
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This book considers the impact of slavery and Atlantic trade on British economic development in the generations between the restoration of the Stuart monarchy and the era of the Younger Pitt. During this period Britain's trade became 'Americanised' and industrialisation began to occur in the domestic economy. The slave trade and the broader patterns of Atlantic commerce contributed important dimensions of British economic growth although they were more significant for their indirect, qualitative contribution than for direct quantitative gains. Kenneth Morgan investigates five key areas within the topic that have been subject to historical debate: the profits of the slave trade; slavery, capital accumulation and British economic development; exports and transatlantic markets; the role of business institutions; and the contribution of Atlantic trade to the growth of British ports. This stimulating and accessible book provides essential reading for students of slavery and the slave trade, and British economic history.



Economics and Politics in the Weimar Republic

Economics and Politics in the Weimar Republic Author Theo Balderston
ISBN-10 0521777607
Release 2002-08-29
Pages 123
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Dr. Theo Balderston explores the relevance of the politics of the Weimar Republic to its economic history. Tracing the origins, political fragility and eventual destruction of the unstable government in terms of the economic realities of interwar Germany, this book provides a comprehensive survey of sources otherwise inaccessible to students. Covering the Peace Treaty and reparations payments, the spiralling inflation of the twenties and the slump which led to the collapse of the republic, this is an indispensable guide to an extremely significant period in European economic history.



Poverty and Policy in Tudor and Stuart England

Poverty and Policy in Tudor and Stuart England Author Paul Slack
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105040780160
Release 1988-01
Pages 229
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Paul Slack's book demonstrates the extent to which the poor in England has been formally provided for by the end of the period: the scale of the English welfare apparatus that had been firmly established by 1700 had no parallel in the rest of Europe. This book explains how this unique achievement came about.



Soviet Economic Development from Lenin to Khrushchev

Soviet Economic Development from Lenin to Khrushchev Author Robert William Davies
ISBN-10 0521627427
Release 1998-03-28
Pages 96
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This book provides a comprehensive survey of Soviet economic development from 1917 to 1965 in the context of the pre-revolutionary economy. In these years the Soviet Union negotiated the first stages of modern industrialisation and then, after the defeat of Nazi Germany and its allies, emerged as one of the two world superpowers. This was also the first attempt to construct a planned socialist order. These developments resulted in great economic achievements at great human cost. Using the results of recent Russian and Western research, Professor Davies discusses the inherent faults and strengths of the system, and pays particular attention to the major controversies. Was the Russian Revolution doomed to failure from the outset? Could the mixed economy of the 1920s have led to a democratic socialist economy? What was the influence of Soviet economic development on the rest of the world?



Women in Medieval English Society

Women in Medieval English Society Author Mavis E. Mate
ISBN-10 0521587336
Release 1999-08-19
Pages 114
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Examination of the evidence and major issues and debates deciding the position of women in medieval society.



Science Technology and the British Industrial Decline 1870 1970

Science  Technology and the British Industrial  Decline   1870 1970 Author David Edgerton
ISBN-10 0521577780
Release 1996-06-28
Pages 88
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A comprehensive survey of the history of British science and technology since 1870 in relation to economic performance.



Disease Medicine and Society in England 1550 1860

Disease  Medicine and Society in England  1550 1860 Author Roy Porter
ISBN-10 0521557917
Release 1995-09-14
Pages 78
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In his short but authoritative study, Roy Porter assesses the impact of disease on the English before the widespread availability and public provision of medical care, incorporating into the revised edition new perspectives offered by recent research. He examines the medical profession, attitudes to doctors and disease, and the development of state involvement in public health. Drawing together much fragmentary material and providing a detailed bibliography, this book is an important guide to the history of medicine and to English social history.