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Welfare's forgotten past: a socio-legal history of the poor law


Article based on a seminar presented by Dr Lorie Charlesworth (Reader in Law and History at the Law School, Liverpool John Moores University) at the IALS in February 2010 to launch the publication of her book of the same title. The author considers the role of the Poor Law as law, tracing the legal underpinnings of the early system of relieving poverty in England and Wales. Published in Amicus Curiae – Journal of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by SALS at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.

Charlesworth, Lorie (2010) Welfare's forgotten past: a socio-legal history of the poor law. Amicus Curiae, 2010 (81). pp. 16-20. ISSN 1461-2097


Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Issue 81, Spring 2010, pp.16-20
Subjects:History
Law
Keywords: Poor laws -- England -- History, Poor laws -- Wales -- History, Public welfare -- Law and legislation -- England -- History. Public welfare -- Law and legislation -- Wales -- History. Social-legal history, Social welfare law
Divisions:Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Collections:Amicus Curiae
Deposited By:Steven Whittle
Date Deposited:20 May 2011 17:06
Last Modified:28 Jul 2011 15:10
ItemID:2906
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