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Published: 18 February 2010

376 Pages | 23 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199204809

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Parents of Poor Children in England 1580-1800

The late Patricia Crawford

  • The first in-depth study of the parenting of poor children in England, from the late sixteenth century to the dawn of the industrial age
  • Looks at what they were trying to achieve and what support they received from the wider society, especially from the welfare system
  • Uses a wide range of archival material, from quarter sessions to Old Bailey trial records, to illuminate the experience of a group who have left little in the way of more conventional literary testimony