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Product Details

  • Series: Shire Library (Book 334)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Shire; First Edition edition (March 4, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747803552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747803553
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,993,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Trevor May is a freelance writer and lecturer, specialising in economic and social history. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including 'The Victorian Schoolroom', 'The Victorian Undertaker', 'The Victorian Domestic Servant', 'The Victorian Railway Worker' and 'Military Barracks' on the Shire list.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By greyhounds4me on January 24, 2013
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After I watched the PBS series "Call the Midwife" I wanted more info on the British workhouse "solution" to poverty and the masses in the nineteenth and early twenieth century. This book was an eye opening source of info...makes me even more thankful for what I (personnally) have, and how far society has come from this attempt to address the issues of poverty and unemployment in the days when these conditions were more of the norm than the exception.
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