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Men, Morals and the Machinery of Social Legislation, 1790-1840

Parliamentary History, Jan 1, 1994, Vol.13(2), p.190 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Men, Morals and the Machinery of Social Legislation, 1790-1840
  • Author: Eastwood, David
  • Found In: Parliamentary History, Jan 1, 1994, Vol.13(2), p.190 [Peer Reviewed Journal]
  • Subjects: Social Change ; UK ; History ; History Nineteenth Century ; Poor Law ; Criminal Law ; Savings Banks
  • Language: English
  • Description: Recent work on the Eighteenth century has effectively undermined the consensus that took the alleged failure of social reform as its principal organising theme. Explores the ways in which social legislation was shaped in the first three decades of the Nineteenth century. As the character and machinery of government began to change, new opportunities for and new impediments to social reformers emerged. The second quarter of the Nineteenth century saw the eclipse of Parliament as the principal instrument of social reform. Discusses particularly the reform of capital punishment, the Poor Laws, and the encouragement of savings banks for the working class.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0264-2824

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