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Poverty, Gender and Life-Cycle under the English P... - a book by Williams, Samantha

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: Williams, Samantha
Series title:Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Ser.
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Boydell & Brewer, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $34.95
Book Description:

Social welfare, increasingly extensive during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, was by the first third of the nineteenth under considerable, and growing, pressure, during a "crisis" period when levels of poverty soared. This book examines the poor and their families during these final decades of the old Poor Law. It takes as a case study the lived experience of poor families in two Bedfordshire communities, Campton and Shefford, and contrasts it with the perspectives of other...
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