Well researched and clearly written, this is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the intersection between political and elected political action on the one hand, and the power of democratization on socio-economic policy on the other. GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL HISTORY This excellent study of the administration and politics of the English poor law, in a comparatively neglected phase of its history, contributes greatly to our understanding of the 'poverty, politics and poor relief' of the title.(Makes) a significant contribution to the historiography of the later nineteenth century.AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW
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ELIZABETH T. HURREN is Senior Lecturer in the History of Medicine, Oxford Brookes University, Centre for Health, Medicine and Society, Past and Present.