The Morning Chronicle presented the state of the working classes of Britain before the public with clarity, insight and honesty. Consisting mainly of verbatim statements from the people themselves, it was a medium through which the previously inarticulate masses were able to speak with one firm voice.
First published in 1983, this book collates the letters from correspondents based in Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. The letters improve our knowledge of working-class life in nineteenth century England and Wales and provide a unique insight into the impact of industrialization.
This book will be of interest to those studying the history of the working class, labour and poverty.
List of Illustrations; Introduction; Appendix 1: Average Weekly Wages in Secondary Industry, England and Wales 1849-1851, by Industry; Appendix 2: Average Weekly Wages in Secondary Industry, England and Wales 1849-1851, by Size of Wage, Sex, Trade and Location; Select Bibliography: Great Britain 1750-1850; 1. Lancashire 2. Cheshire 3. Yorkshire; Index
This set of 25 volumes, originally published between 1805 and 1992, amalgamates original nineteenth-century material and more recent research and analysis on the development of social welfare in Britain and Europe. From Elizabethan poor relief, through the Poor Laws of the nineteenth-century, to the establishment of the British National Health Service in the mid twentieth-century, this set provides a comprehensive overview of the germination and establishment of modern social welfare. Although the set mainly focuses on social welfare in Britain, it also contains some work on welfare in Europe.
This set will be of keen interest to those studying the history of social welfare, social policy, poverty and class.