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HISTORY OF THE IRISH POOR LAW IN CONNEXION WITH THE CONDITION OF THE PEOPLE


Item #: 62125

Pages: x, 424 pp.
Published: OE; Neale Publishing; Reprinted in 2006.

Subjects: ADVOCACY, HUMANITIES & THE LAW, IRISH LAW

Nicholls was a pioneering poor-law reformer andadministrator. While Great Britain's Poor Law Commissionerhe drafted the Irish Poor-Law Act (1832). One of the firstto assert that relief bred a culture of dependency and aresistance to work, he advocated the abolition of reliefexcept as a last resort. Includes sections on urban poor,workhouses, housing conditions, child labor, vagabonds, etc.In addition to the present study, he wrote A History of theEnglish Poor Law (1854) and A History of the Scotch PoorLaw (1856). Like his other studies, this one relates theevolution of poor laws since the medieval era to economic,social and political history. Notably sophisticated works,they were held in high regard by Sir Leslie Stephen and F.W.Maitland. Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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