"This is a highly significant and original contribution to poor law studies. . . . It reveals the inner workings and human dimension of the settlement laws in a way that no other work I am aware of has managed to do. In a broader sense, it vividly re-creates the lives of individuals caught up in the wrenching social changes and moral dilemmas that accompanied industrialization."
—Anthony Brundage, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
221 pages. 1989.
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