Pauper Capital: London and the Poor Law, 1790-1870

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Few measures, if any, could claim to have had a greater impact on British society than the poor law. As a comprehensive system of relieving those in need, the poor law provided relief for a significant proportion of the population but influenced the behaviour of a much larger group that lived at or near the margins of poverty. It touched the lives of countless numbers of individuals not only as paupers but also as ratepayers, guardians, officials and magistrates. This system underwent significant change in the nineteenth ...

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Pauper Capital: London and the Poor Law, 1790-1870
2010, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9780754630081

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