Pauper Prisons…Pauper Palaces (Hardback)

Author: Paul Carter

ISBN: 9781788032605

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Pauper Prisons…Pauper Palaces is a collection of essays about how poor people in the Midlands experienced life from 1834 to 1871 under the New Poor Law. Using the wealth of original evidence in poor law union correspondence in The National Archives, local researchers examined how individuals and families were directly affected by this legislation. The nine studies in Pauper Prisons …Pauper Palacesare not only an important contribution to the social history of the Victorian period but also to the achievements of a group of enthusiastic and committed local historians.