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Writing the Lives of the English Poor, 1750s-1830s

Author: Steven King
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019.
Series: States, People, and the History of Social Change Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the words and experiences of the poor themselves, this book rewrites our understanding of English social policy for the period from the 1750s to 1830s.
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King, Steven.
Writing the Lives of the English Poor, 1750s-1830s.
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven King
ISBN: 9780773556515 0773556516
OCLC Number: 1082978373
Description: 1 online resource (324 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Tables and Figures; Preface; Acknowledgments; Part One: Starting Points; 1 Welfare, Power, and Agency; 2 Points of Navigation; Part Two: Contexts and Yardsticks; 3 Mundane Articles; 4 Official Receptions; 5 Finding Words; 6 History and Fiction; Part Three: Rhetorical Structures; 7 A Rhetorical Spectrum; 8 Anchoring Rhetoric; 9 The Rhetoric of Character; 10 The Rhetoric of Dignity; 11 Rhetorics of Life-Cycle and Gender; Part Four: Self and Meaning; 12 Identity and the Pauper Self; 13 Process and Agency Reconsidered; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: States, People, and the History of Social Change Ser.

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