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Published by Manchester University Press .
Written in English


  • British & Irish history: c 1700 to c 1900,
  • Social history,
  • c 1700 to c 1800,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • History,
  • Sociology,
  • History: World,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Poverty,
  • History / Great Britain,
  • England,
  • Income,
  • Poor,
  • Social networks

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsAlannah Tomkins (Editor), Steven King (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10531691M
ISBN 100719061598
ISBN 109780719061592

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This study investigates the experience of English poverty between and and the ways in which the poor made ends meet. The phrase economy of makeshifts has often been used to summarize the patchy, desperate and sometimes failing strategies of the poor for material survival. Incomes or benefits derived from such strategies allegedly ranged from wages supported by under-employment via Reviews: 1. The poor in England – The poor in England An economy of makeshifts – Edited by Stephen King and Alannah Tomkins King and Tomkins Eds ‘Each chapter is fluently written and. The poor in England – - Browse and buy the Paperback edition of The poor in England – by Alannah Tomkins. This book represents the single most significant attempt in print to supply the English 'economy of makeshifts' with a solid, empirical basis and to advance the concept of makeshifts from a vague but convenient label. the School of Arts and Humanities at Oxford Brookes University, England. He has. recently edited The Poor in England An Economy of Makeshifts (Manchester University Press, ) and is currently working on a study of. female poor law guardians in the .

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