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Retreat from ‘Officialism’, 1857–1869

V. Markham Lester

in Victorian Insolvency: Bankruptcy, Imprisonment for Debt, and Company Winding-up in Nineteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205180
eISBN:
9780191676536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205180.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter examines the dismantlement of the official system of debt collection and bankruptcy policy in England during the 1860s. The system was replaced by one that emphasized creditor control, ... More


Mid-Victorian philanthropy, 1850–80

Hugh Cunningham

in The Reputation of Philanthropy since 1750: Britain and Beyond

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526146380
eISBN:
9781526152077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526146397.00014
Subject:
History, Social History

In this period philanthropy stood highest in esteem. The Times moderated its stance. Newspapers praised Britain as a philanthropic nation. People wrote of their government as philanthropic in its ... More


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