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The Old Poor Law in Scotland

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Rosalind Mitchisonformerly Professor of Social History, University of Edinburgh

ISBN13: 9780748613441
ISBN: 0748613447
Published: February 2001
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Paperback
Price: £36.00



Based on research from primary sources, this book describes the development of the Scottish Poor Law as an instrument for the preservation of the old and destitute, and partially as a protection against famine. It shows the effect of the Poor Law of the later-18th century agrarian reorganization, the industrial revolution, Scottish urban development and the evangelical revival.

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