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Author Higginbotham, Peter.

Title Voices from the Workhouse [electronic resource] / Peter Higginbotham.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2012]


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Summary Voices from the Workhouse tells the real inside story of the workhouse in the words of those who experienced the institution at first hand, either as inmates or through some other connection with the institution. Using a wide variety of sources including letters, poems, graffiti, autobiography, official reports, testimony at official inquiries, and oral history, Peter Higginbotham creates a vivid portrait of what really went on behind the doors of the workhouse-all the sights, sounds, and smells of the place, and the effect it had on those whose lives it touched. Was the workhouse the cruel and inhospitable place as which it's often presented, or was there more to it than that? This book lets those who knew the place provide the answer.
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Subject Public welfare -- Great Britain -- History.
Poverty -- Great Britain -- History.
Workhouses -- History -- Sources.
Workhouses -- Anecdotes.
Great Britain -- Public welfare.
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Other Form: Print version: Higginbotham, Peter. Voices from the workhouse. Stroud : History, 2012. 9780752467498 (pbk.) (OCoLC)798408641
ISBN 9780752477176 (e-pub)
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