Accommodating Poverty

The Housing and Living Arrangements of the English Poor, c. 1600-1850

Editors: McEwan, J., Sharpe, P. (Eds.)

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This book offers a detailed examination of the living arrangements and material circumstances of the poor betweeen 1650 and 1850. Chapters investigate poor households in urban, rural and metropolitan contexts, and contribute to wider investigations into British economic and social conditions in the long Eighteenth century.

About the authors

JEREMY BOULTON Professor of Urban History, Newcastle University, UK JOHN BROAD Lecture in History, London Metropolitan University, UK ADRIAN GREEN Lecturer in History, Durham University, UK STEVE HINDLE Professor of History, University of Warwick, UK TIM HITCHCOCK Professor of Eighteenth-Century History, University of Hertfordshire, UK STEVEN KING Professor of Economic History, University of Leicester, UK SARAH LLOYD Lecturer in History, School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire UK JOANNE MCEWAN Research Associate, Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Western Australia LEONARD SCHWARZ Reader in Urban History, University of Birmingham, UK PAMELA SHARPE Professor of History, School of History and Classics, University of Tasmania, Australia ALANNAH TOMKINS Senior Lecturer in History, Keele University, UK SAMANTHA WILLIAMS University Lecturer in Local and Regional History, the University of Cambridge, UK

Reviews

'This book is refreshing and progressive in its prioritisation of the human experience of poverty and the way in which itt spotlights housing as a significant factor in the colossal changes that occured during this pivotal period in history.' Aimee Walshaw, Housing Studies

'In this fascinating collection, an impressive team of scholars examine an important and previously neglected aspect of the lives of the poor from diverse perspectives.'

- Robert Shoemaker, University of Sheffield, UK


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Accommodating Poverty: The Housing and Living Arrangements of the English Poor, c. 1600–1850

    Sharpe, Pamela (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • ‘Turned into the Street with My Children Destitute of Every Thing’; The Payment of Rent and the London Poor, 1600–1850

    Boulton, Jeremy

    Pages 25-49

  • The Lodging Exchange: Space, Authority and Knowledge in Eighteenth-Century London

    McEwan, Joanne

    Pages 50-68

  • Heartless and Unhomely? Dwellings of the Poor in East Anglia and North-East England

    Green, Adrian

    Pages 69-101

  • Joys of the Cottage: Labourers’ Houses, Hovels and Huts in Britain and the British Colonies, 1770–1830

    Lloyd, Sarah

    Pages 102-121

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Accommodating Poverty
Book Subtitle
The Housing and Living Arrangements of the English Poor, c. 1600-1850
Editors
  • J. McEwan
  • P. Sharpe
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30470-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230304703
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-54242-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36000-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 292
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