Charity and Poverty in England, c.1680-1820

    Charity and Poverty in England, c.1680-1820

    Wild and Visionary Schemes

    Sarah Lloyd

    Manchester University Press 2009

    Hardback 352pp Illustrated

    9780719078835   Product Code: 20662

    Sarah Lloyd explores responses to poverty in 18th-century England with an eye to some of the odder manifestations of charity and poor relief. She looks to 'the outer limits of social thought and activity' - to initiatives such as Laurence Braddon's political arithmetic and collegiate cities or William Hanbury's tree plantations, and argues that such responses demonstrate the role of imagination in 18th-century social thinking.

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