Social conditions, status and community, 1860-c. 1920

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Keith Laybourn
Sutton, 1997 - History - 241 pages
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Leading scholars explore recent research on the social and economic history of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The years between 1860 and 1920 saw dramatic changes in the lives of the English people and the attitudes of society towards poverty, community, voluntary activity and the role of the State. This collection of essays examines many issues currently being debated in British social history, including the changing role of women, the philanthropic contribution to dealing with poverty, infant mortality, the Contagious Diseases Acts, policing and the community -- all part of current social debate in the US today.

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Keith Laybourn is Professor of History at the University of Huddersfield.