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Charity and poverty in England, c. 1680-1820 : wild and visionary schemes /
Sarah Lloyd.
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Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009.
description
ix, 342 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0719078830 (hbk.), 9780719078835 (hbk.)
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Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009.
isbn
0719078830 (hbk.)
9780719078835 (hbk.)
catalogue key
7072260
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Sarah Lloyd is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Hertfordshire
Summaries
Main Description
This book explores responses to poverty in eighteenth-century England, with an eye to some of the odder manifestations of charity and poor relief. Whether discussing proposals for vast inland colonies or cosy firesides, men and women demonstrated that imagination, excitement and experiment were as important as systematic argument in making early-modern social policy. Ceremonies and material objects encapsulated ideas and attracted supporters; energy poured into realizing imagined prospects in buildings, streetscapes and landscapes across England and beyond. Charity and Poverty in Englandaims to shed fresh light on ideas and lived experience, on cultural worlds in which social relations were unevenly worked out. It analyzes the settings in which gentlemen, magistrates, officials, pamphleteers, ladies and neighbors reacted to the poverty of others, and poor people asserted their own beliefs and experiences. The book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of eighteenth-century cultural history and the history of social policy.
Main Description
This book explores responses to poverty in eighteenth-century England, with an eye to some of the odder manifestations of charity and poor relief. Whether discussing proposals for vast inland colonies or cosy firesides, men and women demonstrated that imagination, excitement and experiment were as important as systematic argument in making early-modern social policy. Ceremonies and material objects encapsulated ideas and attracted supporters; energy poured into realizing imagined prospects in buildings, streetscapes and landscapes across England and beyond. Charity and Poverty in England aims to shed fresh light on ideas and lived experience, on cultural worlds in which social relations were unevenly worked out. It analyzes the settings in which gentlemen, magistrates, officials, pamphleteers, ladies and neighbors reacted to the poverty of others, and poor people asserted their own beliefs and experiences. The book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of eighteenth-century cultural history and the history of social policy.
Main Description
This book explores responses to poverty in eighteenth-century England, with an eye to some of the odder manifestations of charity and poor relief. Whether discussing proposals for vast inland colonies or cosy firesides, men and women demonstrated that imagination, excitement and experiment were as important as systematic argument in making early-modern social policy. Ceremonies and material objects encapsulated ideas and attracted supporters; energy poured into realising imagined prospects in buildings, streetscapes and landscapes across England and beyond.Faced with competing ideas, contemporaries struggled to separate the sensible from the fantastic, the chimerical from the practical. They appealed to utility to underwrite their own endeavours and rejected the wilder reaches of speculation and fancy. But usefulness was itself a feat of imagination. Commandeered to legitimate a range of promises, it too was manifested in grand spectacle and tiny details. The feasibility of a scheme often proved to be the outcome of debate and an effect of hindsight, not an objective measure.Charity and poverty in England aims to shed fresh light on ideas and lived experience, on cultural worlds in which social relations were unevenly worked out. It analyses the settings in which gentlemen, magistrates, officials, pamphleteers, ladies and neighbours reacted to the poverty of others, and in which poor people asserted their own beliefs and experiences.The book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of 18th-century cultural history and the history of social policy.
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This book explores responses to poverty in eighteenth-century England, with an eye to some of the odder manifestations of charity and poor relief.Charity and Poverty in Englandaims to shed fresh light on ideas and lived experience, on cultural worlds in which social relations were unevenly worked out. It analyzes the settings in which gentlemen, magistrates, officials, pamphleteers, ladies and neighbors reacted to the poverty of others, and poor people asserted their own beliefs and experiences.
Main Description
This book explores responses to poverty in eighteenth-century England, with an eye to some of the odder manifestations of charity and poor relief. Whether discussing proposals for vast inland colonies or cosy firesides, men and women demonstrated that imagination, excitement and experiment were as important as systematic argument in making early-modern social policy. Ceremonies and material objects encapsulated ideas and attracted supporters; energy poured into realising imagined prospects in buildings, streetscapes and landscapes across England and beyond. Charity and Poverty in England aims to shed fresh light on ideas and lived experience, on cultural worlds in which social relations were unevenly worked out. It analyses the settings in which gentlemen, magistrates, officials, pamphleteers, ladies and neighbours reacted to the poverty of others, and poor people asserted their own beliefs and experiences. The book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of eighteenth-century cultural history and the history of social policy.
Main Description
This book explores responses to poverty in eighteenth-century England, with an eye to some of the odder manifestations of charity and poor relief. Whether discussing proposals for vast inland colonies or cosy firesides, men and women demonstrated that imagination, excitement and experiment were as important as systematic argument in making early-modern social policy. Ceremonies and material objects encapsulated ideas and attracted supporters; energy poured into realising imagined prospects in buildings, streetscapes and landscapes across England and beyond.Charity and Poverty in England aims to shed fresh light on ideas and lived experience, on cultural worlds in which social relations were unevenly worked out. It analyses the settings in which gentlemen, magistrates, officials, pamphleteers, ladies and neighbours reacted to the poverty of others, and poor people asserted their own beliefs and experiences. The book will be of interest to researchers in the fields of eighteenth-century cultural history and the history of social policy.
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This text explores responses to poverty in 18th century England, with an eye to some of the odder manifestations of charity and poor relief.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vi
List of illustrationsp. vii
Introduction: acts of imaginationp. 1
Usefulness and beyondp. 36
Wild and visionary schemesp. 77
English oaks: William Hanbury and Jonas Hanwayp. 120
Charitable things I: memory and spectaclep. 169
Charitable things II: food and fashionp. 216
Cottage conversations: poverty and manly independence in late eighteenth-century Englandp. 253
Conclusionsp. 292
Bibliographyp. 300
Indexp. 334
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