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Edwin Chadwick: Nineteenth-Century Social Reform

Edwin Chadwick: Nineteenth-Century Social Reform

1st Edition

David Gladstone
October 02, 1997

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...

The Philosophy of the State and the Practice of Welfare: The Writings of Bernard and Helen Bosanquet

The Philosophy of the State and the Practice of Welfare: The Writings of Bernard and Helen Bosanquet

1st Edition


September 05, 1996

Unemployment, poverty and the role of the state were themes which structured the discourse of social theory and the developing social legislation in Britain at the end of the Victorian period and the early twentieth century. This collection examines the neglected contribution of Bernhard and Helen...

Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847): Works on Economics and Social Welfare

Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847): Works on Economics and Social Welfare

1st Edition


November 09, 1995

Rev Dr Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), eminent churchman and political economist, was a keen social reformer and played an instrumental role in the voluntary principle in Scottish poor relief during the changes associated with industrialization and urbanization of the early nineteenth century.Chalmers...

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