Edwin Chadwick: Nineteenth-Century Social Reform

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Routledge/Thoemmes Press, Oct 2, 1997 - Social Science - 2473 pages
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Edwin Chadwick (1800-1890) is most famous for his contributions to the public health movement of the nineteenth century where his 1842 Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population highlighted the unsanitary conditions that prevailed in the industrial towns and cities of Victorian Britain. While particular cities are mentioned in his work, such as London, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool, his work had an effect on Britain as a whole as it changed government policy on a national level. Other facets of social welfare in which he was actively involved included the Poor Law, police, education and the evolving responsibilites of central and local government.
This collection includes a reprint of Finer's biography, The Life and Times of Sir Edwin Chadwick, Chadwick's 1842 Sanitary Report and many of his rarer pamphlets and addresses to learned societies. Each of the volumes also contains a specially prepared Introduction.

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DAVID GLADSTONE, one of America's leading venture capital executives, serves as Chairman of Gladstone Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: GLAD). He has more than 25 years of experience making investments in small and medium size businesses. Until 2001 he was Chariman of American Capital Strategies, a billion-dollar LBO fund. Before that, Gladstone was Chairman and CEO of Allied Capital a large venture capital fund, joining that fund when it had only $9 million in capital, and grew it to over $750 million in assets. He is author of "Venture Capital Handbook" and "Venture Capital Investing" (both Prentice Hall PTR). Gladstone holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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