The Experience of Urban Poverty, 1723-82

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Trying 'to secure a few new sightings of poverty', this comparative study of the urban poor in the 18th century is the first to chart their encounters with officialdom via multiple urban institutions. Focusing on individuals' experiences and examining topics including workhouse life, the reach of institutional charities such as almshouses, schools and infirmaries, and the clientele of urban pawnbrokers, the book offers new insights into the survival economics of urban poverty.

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The Experience of Urban Poverty, 1723-82

The Experience of Urban Poverty, 1723-82

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Hardback302pp

9780719075049     Product Code: 220688

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Trying 'to secure a few new sightings of poverty', this comparative study of the urban poor in the 18th century is the first to chart their encounters with officialdom via multiple urban institutions. Focusing on individuals' experiences and examining topics including workhouse life, the reach of institutional charities such as almshouses, schools and infirmaries, and the clientele of urban pawnbrokers, the book offers new insights into the survival economics of urban poverty.

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