The idea of poverty: England in the early Industrial Age

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Knopf, 1984 - History - 596 pages
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Discusses the views of great thinkers from 1750 to 1850--including Adam Smith, Thomas Carlyle, Thomas Paine, Edmund Burke, Charles Dickens, Benjamin Disraeli, and Friedrich Engels--toward the condition of the poor in England

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About the author (1984)

Gertrude Himmelfarb is the author of many books, including intellectual biographies of Acton, Darwin, and Mill; essays on the Victorians, including "Victorian Minds"; the social history studies "The Idea of Poverty" and "The De-Moralization of Society"; and reflections on contemporary culture, "On Looking into the Abyss" and "One Nation, Two Cultures".