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The English poor law, 1531-1782

Author: Paul Slack; Economic History Society.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Series: New studies in economic and social history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Cambridge University Press edView all editions and formats
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This book provides a synthesis of recent work, explaining the origins of this unique system of welfare, and showing how the poor law played a central role in English social and political development from the Reformation to the Industrial Revolution.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Slack; Economic History Society.
ISBN: 0521557852 9780521557856 9780521552684 0521552680
OCLC Number: 32465221
Notes: Originally published: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan, 1990.
Description: vi, 73 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction; 1. Defining strategies; 2. Implementing the law; 3. The failure of reform; 4. The law in context; Appendix: statutes relating to the poor; Notes; Select Bibliography; Additional bibliographical note; Index.
Series Title: New studies in economic and social history.
Responsibility: prepared for the Economic History Society by Paul Slack.
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