Politics, Pauperism and Power in Late Nineteenth-Century Ireland

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Manchester University Press, Oct 31, 2006 - History - 248 pages
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This is a study of the nature and operation of the Irish poor law system in the post-famine period. It traces the expansion of the system to encompass a wide range of welfare services, and explains the ideological and political context in which expansion took place.
  

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Contents

Acknowledgements page
1
Poor law boards and the advance of Irish nationalism
36
Poor relief and the prosecution of the land campaign
71
the relief of distress
106
the poor law as an engine of social
144
women and poor law administration
183
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Virginia Crossman is Lecturer in History at Oxford Brookes University.

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