The Poor Law of 1601, with some consideration of modern developments of the Poor Law problem

Boone, Gladys (1917). The Poor Law of 1601, with some consideration of modern developments of the Poor Law problem. University of Birmingham. M.A.

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In an age of stress and upheaval, institutions and systems which we have come to take for granted are subjected to a searching test, which, though more violent, can scarcely fail to be more valuable than the criticism of more normal times. A reconstruction of our educational system seems inevitable after the present struggle; in fact new schemes have already been set forth by accredited organisations such as the national Union of Teachers and the Workers' Educational Association. With the other subjects in the curriculum of the schools, History will have to stand on its defence.
History will never lose its romance and its fascination for the antiquary: can we plead for it that it has a special value in the educational curriculum which can be supplied by no other subject? Can we learn from it anything that will guide us in dealing with questions of present moment? A study of Poor Law History certainly leads us to answer these questions in the affirmative.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.A.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.A.
College/Faculty: Faculties (to 1997) > Faculty of Arts
School or Department: Faculty of Arts
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
K Law > K Law (General)


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