The Poor Law report of 1834 / edited with an introduction by S.G. and E.O.A. Checkland.

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Published: [Harmondsworth, Middlesex] : Penguin Books, [1974]
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Series:Pelican classics
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Summary:A introduction too, and a reproduction of the Poor Law Report of 1834, which aimed to record, within the first fully industrialised society in the world, understand and comprehend the condition of the working-poor, and formulate policies and state actions to alleviate and ameliorate such conditions that resulted from industrialisation and urbanisation. It is a fundamental document in history, marking the beginning of a transformation in thinking regarding social welfare, public planning, and the relationship between citizens and the state.
Physical Description:518p. facsim.
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Notes:Originally published: as 'Report from His Majesty's Commissioners for inquiring into the Administration and Practical Operation of the Poor Laws'. Vol. 1. London : Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed, 1834.
Bib#: 31484
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 58-59) and index.