Workhouse Child

Author: Maggie Hope

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448177898

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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A gripping saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Coal Miner's Daughter All she wants is a family of her own... Lottie is just three years old when her Mammy dies and she is sent to the workhouse. A childhood spent in poverty, skivvying for other people, leaves her with no prospects, no family... Yet Lottie is bright and has ambitions for a better life. And when an opportunity arises at the local Chapel, Lottie seizes her chance. But will she ever be anything more than a workhouse child?
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Workhouse children

Author: Frank Crompton

Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 271

View: 4071

This book investigates the treatment of children in the workhouses in the period 1780-1871. It examines the way in which children were treated, educated & trained, by whom they were cared for and the outcome of their treatment.
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Victorian Childhoods

Author: Ginger S. Frost

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313068178

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 9032

The experiences of children growing up in Britain during Victorian times are often misunderstood to be either idyllic or wretched. Yet, the reality was more wide-ranging than most imagine. Here, in colorful detail and with firsthand accounts, Frost paints a complete picture of Victorian childhood that illustrates both the difficulties and pleasures of growing up during this period. Differences of class, gender, region, and time varied the lives of children tremendously. Boys had more freedom than girls, while poor children had less schooling and longer working lives than their better-off peers. Yet some experiences were common to almost all children, including parental oversight, physical development, and age-based transitions. This compelling work concentrates on marking out the strands of life that both separated and united children throughout the Victorian period. Most historians of Victorian children have concentrated on one class or gender or region, or have centered on arguments about how much better off children were by 1900 than 1830. Though this work touches on these themes, it covers all children and focuses on the experience of childhood rather than arguments about it. Many people hold myths about Victorian families. The happy myth is that childhood was simpler and happier in the past, and that families took care of each other and supported each other far more than in contemporary times. In contrast, the unhappy myth insists that childhood in the past was brutal—full of indifferent parents, high child mortality, and severe discipline at home and school. Both myths had elements of truth, but the reality was both more complex and more interesting. Here, the author uses memoirs and other writings of Victorian children themselves to challenge and refine those myths.
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Imagined Orphans

Poor Families, Child Welfare, and Contested Citizenship in London

Author: Lydia Murdoch

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813537223

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 8325

With a critical eye to social issues of the period, Murdoch urges readers to reconsider the complex situations of families living in poverty."--Jacket.
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A Companion to the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

Author: Turner, Jo,Taylor, Paul,Sharon Morley

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447325869

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4548

Offering a succinct approach to the vocabulary and terminology of historical and contemporary approaches to crime and punishment, it includes concise but robust definitions of key terms and concepts from expert contributors in a user-friendly A-Z format with clear direction to related entries and further reading.
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Children in Care

The Development of the Service for the Deprived Child

Author: Jean S. Heywood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136249729

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 7399

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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The Workhouse

The People, The Places, The Life Behind Doors

Author: Simon Fowler

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1783831510

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 8971

The stories of those who lived in the shadow of the workhouse'??During the nineteenth century the workhouse cast a shadow over the lives of the poor. The destitute and the desperate sought refuge within its forbidding walls. And it was an ever-present threat if poor families failed to look after themselves properly. As a result a grim mythology has grown up about the horrors of the 'house' and the mistreatment meted out to the innocent pauper. ??In this fully-updated and revised edition of his bestselling book, Simon Fowler takes a fresh look at the workhouse and the people who sought help from it. He looks at how the system of the Poor Law _ of which the workhouse was a key part _ was organised and the men and women who ran the workhouses or were employed to care for the inmates.??But above all this is the moving story of the tens of thousands of children, men, women and the elderly who were forced to endure grim conditions to survive in an unfeeling world.??'A poignant account ... draws powerfully on letters from The National Archives ... [Simon Fowler] brings out the horror, but it is fair-minded to those struggling to be humane within an inhumane system,' The Independent??'A good introduction,' The Guardian.??The history of workhouses and poverty ('misery history') has recently been prominently covered on TV shows like WDYTYA? and ITV's Secrets from the Workhouse, and referenced in historical dramas like The Village and Ripper Street.
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Social change and everyday life in Ireland, 1850-1922

Author: Caitriona Clear

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847796656

Category: History

Page: 206

View: 2117

Men and women who were born, grew up and died in Ireland between 1850 and 1922 made decisions - to train, to emigrate, to stay at home, to marry, to stay single, to stay at school - based on the knowledge and resources they had at the time. This, the first comprehensive social history of Ireland for the years 1850-1922 to appear since 1981, tries to understand that knowledge and to discuss those resources, for men and women at all social levels on the island as a whole. Original research, particularly on extreme poverty and public health, is supplemented by neglected published sources - local history journals, popular autobiography, newspapers. Folklore and Irish language sources are used extensively. All recent scholarly books in Irish social history are, of course, referred to throughout the book, but it is a lively read, reproducing the voices of the people and the stories of individuals whenever it can, questioning much of the accepted wisdom of Irish historiography over the past five decades. Statistics are used from time to time for illustrative purposes, but tables and graphs are consigned to the appendix at the back. There are some illustrations. An idea summary for the student, loaded with prompts for future research, this book is written in a non-cliched, jargon-free style aimed at the general reader.
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The Erosion of Childhood

Childhood in Britain 1860-1918

Author: Lionel Rose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134988990

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6704

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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In the Name of the Child

Author: Roger Cooter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134933207

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 553

Recent revelations of child abuse have highlighted the need for understanding the historical background to current attitudes towards child health and welfare. In the Name of the Child explores a variety of professional, social, political and cultural constructions of the child in the decades around the First World War. It describes how medical and welfare initiatives in the name of the child were shaped and how changes in medical and welfare provisions were closely allied to political and ideological interests.
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The Barefoot Child (The Children of the Workhouse, Book 2)

Author: Cathy Sharp

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008286698

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3118

The heart-breaking and compelling new book set in a Victorian workhouse from the author of the The Orphans of Halfpenny Street
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Reports from Committees

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Emigration and Empire

The Life of Maria S. Rye

Author: Marion Diamond

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815325284

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 9853

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Eliza's Child

Author: Maggie Hope

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448177847

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 797

A gripping saga from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Coal Miner's Daughter Torn between love and duty... After the birth of their son, Eliza naively hopes her husband Jack will put his gambling habit behind him and become more responsible. But then he loses their home and abandons her, leaving Eliza with no choice but to return to her parents’ house. She inadvertently attracts the attention of the ruthless mine owner Jonathan Moore. But can she sacrifice her reputation to protect her son?
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Tracts 1-38

Author: Catholic Institute (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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