Agrarian Capitalism and Poor Relief in England, 1500-1860: Rethinking the Origins of the Welfare State

ISBN: 9780230516939
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Edition: 2007
Publication Date: 2007-11-15
Number of pages: 254
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This book examines the evolution of public assistance for the poor in England from the late medieval era to the Industrial Revolution. Placing poor relief in the context of the unique class relations of agrarian capitalism, it considers how and why relief in England in the early modern period was distinct.

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