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272 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789620559

Bookseller Code (01)

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Poverty and the Poor Law in Ireland, 1850-1914

Virginia Crossman

Liverpool University Press

Reappraisals in Irish History LUP

  • A new interpretative framework for conceptualising and understanding poverty and welfare in post-Famine Ireland
  • Written by the leading academic researcher in the field and based on extensive research in national and local archives throughout Ireland
  • Provides fresh perspectives on the poor law system and reveals the extent of local and regional variations in relief
  • Combines statistical analysis of national trends in poor relief with detailed discussion of local relief practices
  • Integrates analysis of developments in social policy and social attitudes with discussion of the experience of the poor