Accommodating Poverty: The Housing and Living Arrangements by Pamela Sharpe, Joanne McEwan

By Pamela Sharpe, Joanne McEwan

This e-book deals an in depth exam of the dwelling preparations and fabric situations of the negative betweeen 1650 and 1850.  Chapters examine negative families in city, rural and metropolitan contexts, and give a contribution to wider investigations into British monetary and social stipulations within the lengthy Eighteenth century.

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By Pamela Sharpe, Joanne McEwan

This e-book deals an in depth exam of the dwelling preparations and fabric situations of the negative betweeen 1650 and 1850.  Chapters examine negative families in city, rural and metropolitan contexts, and give a contribution to wider investigations into British monetary and social stipulations within the lengthy Eighteenth century.

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Barker & J. Hamlett, ‘Living above the Shop: Home, Business, and Family Life in the English “Industrial Revolution”’, Journal of Family History 35:4, (2010), 311–28. 28. R. Rodger, Housing in Urban Britain 1780–1914, 2nd edn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), p. 1. See also J. Burnett, A Social History of Housing 1815–1985, 2nd edn (Routledge, 1991). 29. W. C. Baer, ‘Housing the Poor and Mechanick Class in Seventeenth-Century London’, London Journal 25:2, (2000), 13–39; W. C. Baer, ‘Housing for the Lesser Sort in Stuart London: Findings from Certificates and Returns of Divided Houses’, London Journal 33:1, (2008), 61–88, (62).

Nor, come to that, is the number of paupers whose rent arrears contributed to their imprisonment for debt. 18 Landlords are unlikely to have allowed significant rent arrears to build up, although it could be counted a sign of ‘mean circumstances’ if landlords pressed for rent promptly. 20 Very few paupers, when examined under the settlement laws, referred to landlord attempts to recover rent to explain their current circumstances. Such cases tended to be part of a ‘narrative of decline’. Elizabeth Tagg, for example, was examined under the settlement laws two weeks or so after her first admission to the workhouse in January 1744.

L. Shaw-Taylor, ‘Labourers, Cows, Common Rights and Parliamentary Enclosure: The Evidence of Contemporary Comment c. 1760–1810’, Past and Present 171, (2001), 95–126. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-19 Pamela Sharpe and Joanne McEwan 17 Introduction 20. P. Fumerton, Unsettled: The Culture of Mobility and the Working Poor in Early Modern England (Chicago & London: University of Chicago Press, 2006). 21. J. Boulton, Neighbourhood and Society: A London Suburb in the Seventeenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987), especially pp.

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