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Tractarians and the 'Condition of England': The Social and Political Thought of the Oxford Movement

S. A. Skinner

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199273232
eISBN:
9780191706394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273232.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book challenges the conventional view of tractarianism as an episode in church history, and the assumption that tractarians had little interest in the social condition of England. It argues ... More


On the Parish?: The Micro-Politics of Poor Relief in Rural England c.1550-1750

Steve Hindle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271320
eISBN:
9780191709548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271320.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book is a study of the negotiations which took place over the allocation of poor relief in the rural communities of 16th-, 17th-, and early 18th-century England. It analyses the relationships ... More


The “Better Sort” and the Laboring Poor

Keith Wrightson and David Lavine

in Poverty and Piety in an English Village: Terling, 1525–1700

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203216
eISBN:
9780191675799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203216.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

Social change in Terling was the outcome of two convergences. One was chronological: the peaking within the early decades of the 17th century of forces of demographic, economic, cultural, and ... More


Introduction: Unto the Last?

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman

in The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

India has a large informal economy comprised of the self-employed and hired labour with no employment and/or social security. In 2004, the government appointed a National Commission for Enterprises ... More


“The Conversion of Englishmen and the Conversion of the World Inseparable”: Missionary Imperialism and the Language of Class in Early Industrial Britain

Susan Thorne

in Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the evangelical and missionary association of the heathen classes at home with the heathen races that populated Britain's colonial empire at the turn of the nineteenth ... More


Launching the Kalmanovitz Initiative: A Labor Historian’s Labor History

Joseph A. McCartin

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

In this chapter, the author describes the ways in which he was able to combine activism with his position as a labor history teacher at Georgetown University. In particular, he explains his role in ... More


Under Threat of Redundancy

Jan Breman

in On Pauperism in Present and Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199464814
eISBN:
9780199086481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464814.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter dwells on the idea that pauperism is essentially a product of capitalism run out of public control in past and present. The phenomenon is discussed as exclusion and that seems to be the ... More


Henry Mayhew and the British Seaman

Lars U. Scholl

in Merchants and Mariners: Selected Maritime Writings of David M. Williams

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128886
eISBN:
9781786944764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128886.003.0009
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This essay examines the lengthy study into the lives of London Labourers by Henry Mayhew, specifically the lives and working conditions of seamen. The study was conducted in a series of 10,000 word ... More


Roots and foundations

John Ashton

in Practising Public Health: An Eyewitness Account

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198743170
eISBN:
9780191803048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743170.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter traces the roots of modern public health to its foundations in the early nineteenth century. By describing the impact of rapid urbanization on the health conditions of the labouring ... More


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