Poverty and the poor law in Ireland, 1850-1914 / Virginia Crossman.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2013.
253 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm.
Reappraisals in Irish history ; 4.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Concepts of poverty and poor relief Context and trends Outdoor relief The workhouse The sick, infirm, and lunatics Single mothers and prostitutes Mendicancy and vagrancy Conclusion.
'Poverty and the Poor Law in Ireland' provides a detailed and comprehensive assessment of the ideological basis and practical operation of the poor law system in the post-famine period in Ireland.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -242) and index.