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The English Poor Law, 1531-1782 (New Studies in Economic and Social History) 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0521557856
ISBN-10: 0521557852
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"Paul Slack's The English Poor Law, 1531-1782 is a well-informed and concise survey of recent scholarly research about social welfare legislation in early modern England." Elisabeth Cawthon, H-Net Reviews

"...this is an excellent book, especially for young scholars wishing to research the Old Poor Law. It provides a brief, yet thorough historical account, helpful bibliographic tools, and even a checklist of relevant statutes." David McCarter, Sixteenth Century Journal

Book Description

This text provides a concise synthesis of recent scholarly work on the Poor Law, which was designed to reform the poor as much as to relieve poverty. It explains the origins of the unique system of welfare, and shows how it played a central role in English social and political development.


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Product Details

  • Series: New Studies in Economic and Social History (Book 9)
  • Paperback: 88 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (October 27, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521557852
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521557856
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #691,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on June 17, 2013
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I am about to begin teaching a course on Nonprofit Law, Policy and Government. This is the first book on the reading list I inherited from my predecessor. It is so fruitful that I have been able to sketch out the entire class lesson schedule from it. Excellent introduction to public welfare policies and the social issues that drive them.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jenny M. Raja on April 14, 2010
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Paul Slack is the author of many works regarding the socio-economic conditions of early modern England: this is one of his briefer works, yet it is wonderfully detailed and insightful. If you're interested in the topic of early modern welfare, historical treatment of the poor, and the criminalization of poverty during this time, this is the book for you. It's also a good source if you're a student doing research and/or a paper, as this text is very brief: lots of information in a condensed format.
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