the workhouse system 1834 1929 the history of an english social institution

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The Workhouse System 1834 1929

Author : M. A. Crowther
ISBN : 9781317236818
Genre : History
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First published in 1981. Professor Crowther traces the history of the workhouse system from the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834 to the Local Government Act of 1929. At their outset the large residential institutions were seen by the Poor Law Commissioners as a cure for nearly all social ills. In fact these formidable, impersonal, prison-like buildings – housing all paupers under one roof – became institutionalised: places where routine came to be an end in itself. In the early twentieth century some of the workhouses became hospitals or homes for the old or handicapped but many continued to form a residual service for those who needed long-term care. Crowther pays attention not only to the administrators but also to the inmates and their daily life. She illustrates that the workhouse system was not simply a nineteenth-century phenomenon but a forerunner of many of today’s social institutions.

Child Labour In Britain 1750 1870

Author : Peter Kirby
ISBN : 9781137172815
Genre : History
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What kinds of jobs did children do in the past, and how widespread was their employment? Why did so many poor families put their children to work? How did the state respond to child labour? What problems arise in the interpretation of evidence of child employment? Child Labour in Britain, 1750-1870 - Offers a broad empirical analysis of how the work of children was integrated with the major economic and occupational changes of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain - argues that working children occupied a unique position within the context of the family, the labour market and the state - discusses the key issues involved in the study of children's employment In this clear and concise study, Peter Kirby convincingly argues that child labour provided an invaluable contribution to economic growth and the incomes of working-class households. Consequently, the picture that emerges is much more complex than that portrayed in many traditional approaches to the subject.

Book Review Digest

Author : H.W. Wilson Company
ISBN : UOM:39015078261768
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The Evolution Of British Social Policy And The Welfare State C 1800 1993

Author : Keith Laybourn
ISBN : 185331076X
Genre : Great Britain
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This thorough and accessible survey of British social policy provides a useful appraisal of the Poor Law, the factory question, education, poverty and philanthropy; the social impact of two world wars, the Attlee years and the challenge to the Welfare State since 1951. Recent developments are covered, analysing the extent to which today's welfare decisions are made on political rather than economic or social grounds.

The Workhouse

Author : Kathryn Morrison
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025060703
Genre : Architecture
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Poor-law buildings have played a crucial role not only in the history of architecture in Engand but also in the country's social history. Morrison and the RCHME present a typology of poor-law workhouses with plans and photographs, in an attempt to record these decaying structures before they are completely lost. Tables catalogue the location of workhouses across England. The broader aspects of poor-law architecture are examined in tandem with personal accounts of individual workhouses and provides a fascinating study of the poorer elements of society.

Liberty And Authority In Victorian Britain

Author : Peter Mandler
ISBN : UOM:39015064754446
Genre : History
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Victorian Britain is often considered as the high point of 'laissez-faire', the place and the time when people were most 'free' to make their own lives without the aid or interference of the State. This book explores the truth of that assumption and what it might mean. It considers what the Victorian State did or did not do, what were the prevailing definitions and practices of 'liberty', what other sources of discipline and authority existed beyond the State to structure people'slives - in sum, what were the broad conditions under which such a profound belief in 'liberty' could flourish, and a complex society be run on those principles. Contributors include leading scholars in British political, social and cultural history, so that 'liberty' is seen in the round, not justas a set of ideas or of political slogans, but also as a public and private philosophy that structured everyday life. Consideration is also given to the full range of British subjects in the nineteenth century - men, women, people of all classes, from all parts of the British Isles - and to placing the British experience in a global and comparative perspective.

Local Population Studies

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ISBN : IND:30000075144646
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