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A policy process approach to the poor laws

Samantha A. Shave

in Pauper Policies: Poor Law Practice in England, 1780-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719089633
eISBN:
9781526124142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089633.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a detailed thematic analysis of the historiographical shifts in the study of the poor laws. It starts with an examination of how an emphasis by historians on the lives and ... More


Restricting relief: the impact of Sturges Bourne’s reforms

Samantha A. Shave

in Pauper Policies: Poor Law Practice in England, 1780-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719089633
eISBN:
9781526124142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089633.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The second chapter about ‘enabling acts’ examines the impact of Sturges Bourne’s Acts of 1818 and 1819. Sturges Bourne’s Acts permitted parishes to employ an assistant overseer whose main task was to ... More


Introduction: pauper policies

Samantha A. Shave

in Pauper Policies: Poor Law Practice in England, 1780-1850

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719089633
eISBN:
9781526124142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089633.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The opening chapter explains the book’s purpose, to understand the practice of the poor laws in England. It provides a history of the main poor laws, paying particular attention to the period 1780 to ... More


Nineteenth-Century Background

in Offshore Island Politics: The Constitutional and Political Development of the Isle of Man in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237778
eISBN:
9781846313691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237778.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores the Island's position during the latter part of the nineteenth century. It shows that the efforts by the House of Keys and Sir Henry Loch who had been appointed ... More


Charity Dispensaries, Medical Education and Domiciliary Medical Care for the Poor in Edinburgh and Glasgow, c.1870–1914

David Sutton

in Medicine, Law and Public Policy in Scotland: c. 1850-1990

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861162
eISBN:
9781474406222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861162.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines the home as opposed to overseas aspects of medical missions, and explores the role of medical mission dispensaries in British cities in the late Victorian and Edwardian period. ... More


Hard Drinking and Want

Matthew Warner Osborn

in Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226099897
eISBN:
9780226099927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226099927.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter three demonstrates that changing medical responses to alcohol abuse developed in a social context of capitalist transformation and economic instability. Developing class distinctions, along ... More


Practicing Gradual Emancipation

Hendrik Hartog

in The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640884
eISBN:
9781469640907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640884.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter offers a summary of core features of the evolving law of gradual emancipation between 1790 and the 1820s. It focuses on three arenas of conflict: manumissions, both formal and informal, ... More


Handling Finances

Alistair Mutch

in Religion and National Identity: Governing Scottish Presbyterianism in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748699155
eISBN:
9781474412513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699155.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Kirk sessions had substantive responsibility for collecting and distributing money for the relief of the poor. This necessitated the recording of financial transactions and the gradual development of ... More


Multiconfessional Scotland

Alasdair Raffe

in Scotland in Revolution, 1685-1690

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474427579
eISBN:
9781474445221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427579.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the nature of religious coexistence and competition in Scotland in the years 1687–90. It argues that previous studies of the period have paid too little attention to the rival ... More


A Mere Voluntary Courtesy

Hendrik Hartog

in The Trouble with Minna: A Case of Slavery and Emancipation in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640884
eISBN:
9781469640907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640884.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces how each of the judges in Force v. Haines dealt with questions of slavery and care raised in the case. It focuses on the longstanding legal problem of who is responsible for the ... More


Welfare Agencies and Migrant Settlers in Scotland, c.1919–22

Jacqueline Jenkinson

in Medicine, Law and Public Policy in Scotland: c. 1850-1990

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845861162
eISBN:
9781474406222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861162.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines the plight of and assistance received by Lithuanian settlers and black British colonial workers in Scotland in the depressed post- First World War period. Migrant workers from ... More


Conclusion: Religious Reformers as Practical Visionaries

Esther Chung-Kim

in Economics of Faith: Reforming Poverty in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197537732
eISBN:
9780197537763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197537732.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

Religious reformers in sixteenth-century Europe were integral to the development and implementation of poor relief programs. They effectively utilized theological justification through writings, ... More


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