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Trust among strangers : friendly societies in modern Britain

Author: Penelope Ismay
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first major historical study of social trust in modern Britain, this book offers a fresh perspective on friendly societies.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Penelope Ismay
ISBN: 9781108675215 1108675212 9781108560535 1108560539
OCLC Number: 1050321291
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Contents; List of Figures; List of Maps and Tables; Maps; Tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction: New Beginnings; 1 Friendly Society before Friendly Societies; 2 Friendly Societies and the Meaning of the New Poor Law; 3 The Battle between Savings Banks and Friendly Societies; 4 Trusting Institutions: Making the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Manchester Unity; 5 Trusting Numbers: Sociability and Actuarial Science in the Manchester Unity; Epilogue: Alternative Endings; Index
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Friendly societies provided mutual aid to many working class Britons during the nineteenth century. But these societies were just one iteration of a larger conceptual mode of organizing reciprocity.  Read more...

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