Urban Poverty in Britain 1830-1914

1st Edition

James H. Treble

Routledge
Published January 22, 2018
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9780815398400 - CAT# K345215
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Urban History

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Summary

First published in 1979, Urban Poverty in Britain 1830-1914 examines the plight of the poor in towns as a direct result of industrialization. This valuable study examines the major causes of poverty – low pay, casual labour, unemployment, sickness, widowhood, large families, old age, drink and personal failings – and society’s response to the problem. It also pays attention to the changes in food consumption brought about by migration to the urban areas. Detailed accounts of specific problems and specific situations are combined with a look at the broader questions, and subsequently provides a thorough account of urban poverty in this period.

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