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304 Pages | 9 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719075049

Bookseller Code (06)


The experience of urban poverty, 1723-82

Parish, charity and credit

Alannah Tomkins

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A methodologically innovative book that uses the unusual name linkage technique of Prosopography to generate partial biographies of the poor without relying on the pre-existence of biographical or narrative materials A comparative study taking in the eighteenth century urban scene in its broader introductory sections while also focusing in detail on a specific set of traditional or county towns Adopting a holistic approach to poverty, the book gives a more rounded illustration of impoverishment by using a variety of different institutions and options to study the interface between welfare and the poor, whereas most book-length studies focus on only one type of charity or agency