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Poor Relief and Charity 1869-1945

The London Charity Organisation Society

Authors: Humphreys, R.

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This volume challenges many widely held beliefs about the efficacy of the London Charity Organization Society. Politicians, social administrators, sociologists, economists, biographers and historians have been swayed by the strength of their propaganda. The Charity Organization Society continues to be used as an institutional model to illustrate the alleged advantages of voluntarism over state benefits. Poor Relief and Charity 1869-1945 exposes the misleading nature of many of its claims. It explains why they were shunned by other charities, treated with suspicion by parish clergy, disregarded by poor law guardians and seen as little different from the stigmatized poor law by those in need.

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ROBERT HUMPHREYS is a Lecturer in Economic History at the London School of Economics. He is author of Sin, Organized Charity and the Poor Law in Victorian England and No Fixed Abode: A History of Responses to the Roofless and the Rootless in Britain.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Poor Relief and Charity 1869-1945
Book Subtitle
The London Charity Organisation Society
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-1951-9
DOI
10.1057/9781403919519
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-96839-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 228
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