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 : 9781317236825
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.

Sources For Local Historians

Author : Paul Carter
ISBN : UOM:39076002545064
Genre : History
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Many people interested in the history of their town or village want to undertake research into its past, and most need to use primary sources sooner or later. Nothing quite equates with the thrill of reading first-hand a letter, diary, set of accounts or other records written in the past. Some sources, such as parish registers and census returns, are well known, but others are undiscovered treasures. This new book introduces the reader to the enormous range of documents available. The authors convey their own enthusiasm for the material and explain the information it can reveal. Their unique background – working for The National Archives and for local record offices – gives them an unrivalled knowledge of archival sources, and both of them have used much of this material in their own research. The chapters deal with subjects such as the land, the people, poverty, health, crime and family life. An essential guide for the local or family historian needing to consult original documents.

The Publishers Trade List Annual

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ISBN : UOM:39015010965260
Genre : American literature
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The Social Construction Of Expertise

Author : Gail Savage
ISBN : 0822939045
Genre : Political Science
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The British created a system wherein the social identity of civil servants clearly influenced their position on official matters. This privileged class then set the tone for major policy decisions affecting all members of society. Savage addresses the social construction of power inside the British state by analyzing the social origins and career patterns of higher-level civil servants as a backdrop for investigating the way four different social service ministries formulated particular policies between the world wars: the Board of Education, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Labour, and the Ministry of Health. This social history brings a fresh perspective and new research to scholars in a variety of disciplines.

The Making Of An English Underclass

Author : Kirk Mann
ISBN : STANFORD:36105041262648
Genre : Political Science
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Bradford Poor Law Union

Author : Paul Carter
ISBN : 0902122959
Genre : History
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The raw materials relating to the changes from the 'old' to the 'new' poor law system in one of the fastest growing urban centres in England.

The Victorian Town Child

Author : Pamela Horn
ISBN : UVA:X004053712
Genre : Social Science
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A portrait of a Victorian child's urban life.

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