Edwin Chadwick: Nineteenth-Century Social Reform: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Edwin Chadwick: Nineteenth-Century Social Reform

1st Edition

Edited by David Gladstone


2,473 pages

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Hardback: 9780415168717
pub: 1997-10-02

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Edwin Chadwick (1800-1890) is most famous for his contributions to the public health movement of the nineteenth century where his 1842 Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population highlighted the unsanitary conditions that prevailed in the industrial towns and cities of Victorian Britain. While particular cities are mentioned in his work, such as London, Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool, his work had an effect on Britain as a whole as it changed government policy on a national level. Other facets of social welfare in which he was actively involved included the Poor Law, police, education and the evolving responsibilites of central and local government.

This collection includes a reprint of Finer's biography, The Life and Times of Sir Edwin Chadwick, Chadwick's 1842 Sanitary Report and many of his rarer pamphlets and addresses to learned societies. Each of the volumes also contains a specially prepared Introduction.

Table of Contents

Contents include:

Volume 1: The Life and Times of Sir Edwin Chadwick [1952] S.E. Finer

Volume 2: Report on the Sanitary Condition of the Labouring Population of Great Britain [1842] Edwin Chadwick

Volume 3: Public Health, Sanitation and Its Reform

Volume 4: Beyond Public Health: Poor Law and Administration

Volume 5: Beyond Public Health: Police and Education

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