1 online resource (253 pages) : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white).
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) and index.
'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.
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.
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