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The old Poor Law in Scotland : the experience of poverty, 1574-1845

Author: Rosalind Mitchison
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a history of the Old Poor Law in Scotland, which existed from 1574 to 1845. It is also a history of the poor and of the experience of poverty. In describing how Scottish society's less fortunate members were dealt with the author is able to reveal much about the values of that society and the links and barriers between classes."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mitchison, Rosalind.
Old Poor Law in Scotland.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606250154
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosalind Mitchison
ISBN: 9780748613441 0748613447 9780748613434 0748613439
OCLC Number: 48194599
Description: 246 pages : 1 map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Getting started --
2. Problems and achievements, 1650-1700 --
3. Law and uncertainty, 1700-1770 --
4. Resources --
5. The poor and their support --
6. Changing dogmas --
7. Post-war discomfort and debate --
8. The need for reform --
9. The end of the Old Poor Law --
10. How the poor lived --
Map: The Scottish Counties in the nineteenth century.
Responsibility: Rosalind Mitchison.
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Based entirely on research from primary sources, this book describes the development of the Scottish Poor Law as an instrument for the preservation of the old and destitute and, partially, as a  Read more...

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A useful text on Scottish society and the lives of the poor in a relatively under-researched area of Scottish history ! it will undoubtedly remain a key reference for future scholars. Rosalind Read more...

 
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