Bradford Poor Law Union

Bradford Poor Law Union

The Passage of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act created an immense archive of letters, reports and memos from the responsible bodies.

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The Passage of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act created an immense archive of letters, reports and memos from the responsible bodies.

The Bradford material contains the raw data for this highly detailed investigation into the changes from the ‘old’ to ‘new’ poor law system in one of the fastest growing urban centres in England. Chapters cover local and national relief provision, and the full remit of poor law concerns from individual pauper cases and workhouse provision to alarm in relation to the growth of radical working class ideas and the anti-poor law riots in the town. Transcriptions of the surviving assizes court material are also included.

  • Size 233 x 154mm
  • Format Hardback
  • Pages 740
  • ISBN 9780902122956
  • Editor Paul Carter