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Agrarian Capitalism and Poor Relief in England, 1500-1860

Rethinking the Origins of the Welfare State

Authors: Patriquin, Larry

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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.

About the authors

LARRY PATRIQUIN is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Social Welfare and Criminal Justice Studies at Nipissing University, North Bay, Canada. He is the author of Inventing Tax Rage: Misinformation in the National Post.

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'It is a book that encourages reflection, and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in economical development and social welfare.' - A. J. Gritt, The Agricultural History Review


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Extraordinary Case of a ‘Law to Force Charity’

    Patriquin, Larry

    Pages 1-7

  • Capitalist and Precapitalist Societies

    Patriquin, Larry

    Pages 8-44

  • The Development of Capitalism in England, c. 1300–1860

    Patriquin, Larry

    Pages 45-78

  • English Poor Relief, c. 1350–1795

    Patriquin, Larry

    Pages 79-116

  • Speenhamland, Settlement and the New Poor Law

    Patriquin, Larry

    Pages 117-150

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eBook $89.00
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Softcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-35472-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agrarian Capitalism and Poor Relief in England, 1500-1860
Book Subtitle
Rethinking the Origins of the Welfare State
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59138-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230591387
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-51693-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35472-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 254
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