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The Workhouse: The People, The Places, The Life Behind Doors.

Author: Simon Fowler
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, LLC 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The stories of those who lived in the shadow of the workhouse' During the nineteenth century the workhouse cast a shadow over the lives of the poor. The destitute and the desperate sought refuge within its forbidding walls. And it was an ever-present threat if poor families failed to look after themselves properly. As a result a grim mythology has grown up about the horrors of the 'house' and the mistreatment meted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fowler, Simon.
Workhouse : The People, The Places, The Life Behind Doors.
Havertown : Pen and Sword, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Fowler
ISBN: 9781473840324 1473840325 9781473840843 1473840848
OCLC Number: 894511886
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; A Note on Monetary Values and Poor Law Administration; Chapter 1: The World of the Workhouse; Chapter 2: The Life Behind Doors; Chapter 3: Working for the Workhouse; Chapter 4: 'Fit for purpose' --
the Able-bodied Poor; Chapter 5: Suffer the Children ... ; Chapter 6: The Sick and Aged; Chapter 7: Casuals in the Workhouse; Appendix I: Workhouse Museums; Appendix II: Using Workhouse Records; Bibliography; Index.

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Simon Fowler reveals what life was really like in Britain's workhouses. He argues that life for paupers was not as grim as we may believe, and that the workhouse provided a vital safety net, without  Read more...

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