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From reformation to improvement.

Author: Paul Slack
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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Between the early sixteenth and the early eighteenth centuries, the character of English social policy and social welfare changed fundamentally. Aspirations for wholesale reformation were replaced by more specific schemes for improvement. Paul Slack's analysis of this decisive shift of focus, derived from his 1995 Ford Lectures, examines its intellectual and political roots. He describes the policies and rhetoric of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Slack, Paul.
From reformation to improvement: public welfare in early modern England.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©1998
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Slack
ISBN: 9780198206613 0198206615
OCLC Number: 1027163462
Description: 1 online resource (187 pages)

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Between the early sixteenth and the early eighteenth centuries, the character of English social policy and social welfare changed fundamentally. Aspirations for wholesale reformation were replaced by more specific schemes for improvement. Paul Slack's analysis of this decisive shift of focus, derived from his 1995 Ford Lectures, examines its intellectual and political roots. He describes the policies and rhetoric of the commonwealthsmen, godly magistrates, Stuart monarchs, Interregnum projectors, and early Hanoverian philanthropists, and the institutions - notably hospitals and workhouses - wh.

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