Life in a Victorian Workhouse (BOK)

Peter Higginbotham

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The word 'workhouse' has a grim resonance even today, conjuring up a vision of the darker side of Victorian Britain. Almost every town had at least one workshouse, and most people dreaded ending up there. Here we examine how workhouses came into being, what life was like for men, women and children on the wrong side of the poverty line, and how social attitudes evolved through the momentous events of Victorian Britain into the 20th century. Illustrated from contemporary and modern sources, this fact-filled guide presents an intriguing picture of a world of steam engines, self-help, service and salvation - where workhouse life, and workhouse reform, influenced attitudes and services we now take for granted.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Peter Higginbotham
Forlag
The History Press
ISBN 9781841653389
Antall sider 36 Dimensjoner 17,3cm x 23,5cm x 0,4cm
Vekt 144 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd