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HISTORY OF THE SCOTCH POOR LAW IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONDITION OF THE PEOPLE

Nicholls, Sir George


Item #: 59440

Pages: x, 288 pp.
Published: London; John Murray-Albemarle Street; 1856. Reprinted in 2005.

Subjects: PUBLIC LAW & POLICY, SOCIAL WELFARE & INSURANCE, UNITED KINGDOM

Reprint of the first and only edition. Nicholls was apioneering poor-law reformer and administrator. While GreatBritain's Poor Law Commissioner he drafted the Irish Poor-Law Act (1832). One of the first to assert that relief breda culture of dependency and a resistance to work, headvocated the abolition of relief except as a last resort.In addition to the present study, he wrote A History of theEnglish Poor Law (1854-1904) 3 vols., and a History of theIrish Poor Law (1856). Like his other studies, this onerelates the evolution of poor laws since the medieval era toeconomic, social and political history. Notablysophisticated works, they were held in high regard by SirLeslie Stephen and F.W. Maitland.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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