Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford and Genteel Poverty- Victorian Musings

The Benthamites Manage the Poor: The New Poor Law              The New Poor law of 1834 “represented a Malthusian challenge to the eighteenth-century policy of providing allowances to men whose earnings were insufficient to support their families.”[1] The old poor law had been based on the notion that the state should give working fathers a … Continue reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford and Genteel Poverty- Victorian Musings