The Victorian Workhouse
By (author) Trevor May
Victorian Workhouse by Trevor May
Book DescriptionWhether it was 'the batille', 'the spike', 'the work'us' or simply 'the house', the Victorian workhouse was the cause of dread and shame for thousands of men, women and children. The workhouse was the last resort, and the authorities intended that it should be seen as such. This book looks at the principles that lay beind the New Poor Law of 1834, at the design and construction of workhouses, and at the lives of those who entered them, either as officers or as paupers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747803553
(210mm x 149mm x 3mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 3-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Trevor May
Trevor May is a freelance writer and lecturer, specialising in economic and social history. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including 'The Victorian Schoolroom', 'The Victorian Undertaker', 'The Victorian Domestic Servant', 'The Victorian Railway Worker' and 'Military Barracks' on the Shire list.
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