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Pauper Voices, Public Opinion and Workhouse Reform in Mid-Victorian England

Bearing Witness

Authors: Jones, Peter, King, Steven

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  • Fills a considerable gap in our understanding of contemporary attitudes towards institutional welfare
  • Explores the possibility that a concerted ‘movement’ existed that sought to place pressure on those with responsibility for workhouse administration
  • Identifies a workhouse reform ‘movement’ beyond the obvious candidates of the Workhouse Visiting Society and the voices of popular critics such as Charles Dickens and Florence Nightingale
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This book represents the first attempt to identify and describe a workhouse reform ‘movement’ in mid- to late-nineteenth-century England, beyond the obvious candidates of the Workhouse Visiting Society and the voices of popular critics such as Charles Dickens and Florence Nightingale. It is a subject on which the existing workhouse literature is largely silent, and this book therefore fills a considerable gap in our understanding of contemporary attitudes towards institutional welfare. Although many scholars have touched on the more obvious strands of workhouse criticism noted above, few have gone beyond these to explore the possibility that a concerted ‘movement’ existed that sought to place pressure on those with responsibility for workhouse administration, and to influence the trajectory of workhouse policy.

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Peter Jones is a Research Associate at Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Steven King is Professor of Economic and Social History at Nottingham Trent University, UK.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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eBook 42,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pauper Voices, Public Opinion and Workhouse Reform in Mid-Victorian England
Book Subtitle
Bearing Witness
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47839-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47839-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47838-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 136
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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