Poverty, Philanthropy & Social Conditions in Victorian Britain on trial until 8 March

Try Poverty, Philantropy & Social conditions in Victorian Britain from Adam Matthews until 8 March.

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.This archive contains collections from the National Archive at Kew, the British Library and Senate House Library and exploresd the social climate of the 19th and 20th Century Britain from the introduction of the New Poor Law in 1834 to the abolition of the workhouse system in 1930.The collection looks at the interaction between government policy and public philanthropy

Key themes include:

  • Poor Laws, Workhouses and Outdoor Relief
  • Sanitation, Slums and Housing
  • Charitable Institutions and Friendly Societies
  • Social Reform & Welfare
  • Race & Immigration
  • Education & Children
  • Socialism & Political Movements

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