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- DescriptionThe workhouse is an institution which, perhaps more than any other, has left a deep emotional scar on the British nation. Even today, three quarters of a century after the workhouse system was officially abolished in 1930, many older people still remember being told as children to 'behave or you'll end up in the workhouse'. Despite the emotions that the workhouse can still evoke, its study can often illuminate our understanding of the broader social, political, ecomic, medical and architectural history of Britain, both at a national and local level. Using a mixture of vintage and modern images, this volume focuses on the rthern part of England, covering the old counties of Cumberland, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, Westmorland and Yorkshire.
- Author BiographyPeter Higginbotham has a website (www.workhouses.org.uk) dedicated to the history of British workhouses. He has written a number of articles and presented talks on the subject as well as contributing to a number of radio and TV programmes. He is based at Oxford University.
- Author(s)Peter Higginbotham
- PublisherThe History Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/06/2006
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintThe History Press Ltd
- Content NoteApprox 150
- Weight300 g
- Width165 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine8 mm
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