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Power and pauperism : the workhouse system, 1834-1884

Power and Pauperism aims to provide a new perspective on the place of the workhouse in the history and geography of nineteenth-century society and social policy. Dr Driver demonstrates that despite appearances the workhouse system was far from monolithic, and that official policy was beset with conflict.
Print Book, English, 2004, @1993
First paperback edition
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2004, @1993
xiii, 207 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
9780521607476, 9780521381512, 0521607477, 0521381517
Policing society: government, discipline and social policy
Social policy, liberalism and the mid-Victorian state
Rational landscapes? The geography of Poor Law government
Designing the workhouse system, 1834-1884
Building the workhouse system, 1834-1884
Classifying the poor: maps of pauper-land
The politics of territory: the anti-Poor Law movement
From township to Union? The geography of Poor Law administration at a local level
The workhouse system from a local perspective