Five of Ashgate’s 2010 books have received Outstanding Academic Title awards from Choice magazine this year. We’re thrilled!
This week we’re profiling one of the five award-winning titles each day, and today’s book is David R. Green’s Pauper Capital: London and the Poor Law, 1790–1870.
What Choice said:
‘This important contribution […] should be in all major academic libraries… Essential.’
About the author: David R. Green is Reader in the Department of Geography, King’s College London.
About the book: provides the first detailed study of the poor law in London during the period leading up to and after the implementation of the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834. Drawing on a wide range of primary and secondary sources the book focuses explicitly on the ways in which those involved with the poor law – both as providers and recipients – negotiated the provision of relief. In the context of significant urban change in the late eighteenth and nineteenth century, it analyses the poor law as a system of institutions and explores the material and political processes that shaped relief policies.