Item description for The Workhouse: An Everyday Tale of Ultimate Degradation by Simon Fowler...
We are all familiar with the moment when Oliver Twist dares to ask for more and his subsequent abuse at the hands of the workhouse system. Charlie Chaplin was another workhouse inmate and Florence Nightingale an outspoken critic of the system. These were institutions, we popularly believe, where families were torn asunder and the sick and needy subjected to the grimmest of regimes. What kind of society saw a solution in this uneasy mix of compassion and deterrence? And why did the workhouse strike terror into people's hearts so long into this century? This popular history conducts a full tour of the workhouse from 1696 to 1948. It draws upon The National Archives' (UK) unique and personal accounts of inmates and staff. For those interested in researching further - including their own pauper ancestors - the book contains a guide to the sources.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.37" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.5 lbs.
Release Date Mar 9, 2007
Publisher The National Archives Press
ISBN 1905615035 ISBN13 9781905615032
Availability 0 units.
More About Simon Fowler
Elizabeth Griep is Vice President, Advanced Workplace Learning, at Forum. With over 20 years of experience in the workplace learning industry as a consultant, designer, facilitator, and global project leader, Elizabeth has worked with clients in a variety of industries including financial services, high technology, healthcare, insurance, automotive, aerospace, and utilities. As a pioneer of Networked Learning, Elizabeth is focused on the evolution of how learning happens in organizations today. Prior to joining Forum Elizabeth spent 10 years in the financial services industry.