By Pamela Sharpe, Joanne McEwan
This booklet bargains a close exam of the dwelling preparations and fabric situations of the bad betweeen 1650 and 1850. Chapters examine terrible families in city, rural and metropolitan contexts, and give a contribution to wider investigations into British financial and social stipulations within the lengthy Eighteenth century.
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Richmond, ‘“Indiscriminate liberality subverts the Morals and depraves the habits of the Poor”: A Contribution to the Debate on the Poor Law, Parish Clothing Relief and Clothing Societies in Early Nineteenth-Century England’, Textile History 40:1, (2009), 51–69; and R. Worth ‘Developing a Method for the Study of the Clothing of the “Poor”: Some Themes in the Visual Representation of Rural Working Class Dress, 1850–1900’, Textile History 40:1, (2009), 70–96. 64. For example, the volumes of Narratives of the Poor in Eighteenth-Century England (Pickering and Chatto, 2006) under the general editorship of A.
Levene; T. org. Accessed August 2010. 65. Hindle, ‘“Without the Cry of any Neighbours”’, p. 156. 1 Introduction There has been a great deal of recent work on the family economy of the urban poor. Economic historians, attempting to calculate standard of living indices, have long used real or estimated working-class budgets to assess expenditure patterns and purchasing power. Many others have been interested in the multiple and ingenious ways in which poor households made ends meet. What has been described famously as the economy of ‘makeshift and mend’ has been analysed minutely to uncover an impressive range of survival strategies.
See for example N. Alcock, ‘Halford Cottages: Mud Construction’, Birmingham and Warwick Archaeological Society 87, (1975), 133–6. 61. P. King, ‘Pauper Inventories and the Material Lives of the Poor in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries’, in T. Hitchcock, P. King & P. Sharpe, Chronicling Poverty: The Voices and Strategies of the English Poor 1640–1840 (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997), pp. 155–191. 62. An early example of this was F. McCourt, Angela’s Ashes (Harper Collins, 1996), which describes the author’s upbringing in a terrible house in a poor part of Limerick.
Accommodating Poverty: The Housing and Living Arrangements of the English Poor, c. 1600-1850 by Pamela Sharpe, Joanne McEwan