A History of the Irish Poor Law (1856)

Author: Sir George Nicholls

Book ID: 67986

Price: 195.00

A History of the Irish Poor Law, in Connection with the Condition of the People. London: John Murray, 1856. First Edition. Pp x, 424. Ex library copy, with ink stamps & with occasional label residue to endpapers. Rebound in green cloth boards, title in gilt to spine. Toning to title page, otherwise a very good copy.

The Irish Poor Laws were a series of Acts of Parliament intended to address social instability due to widespread and persistent poverty in Ireland. Nicholls examines various aspects, including the administration of relief, the role of commissioners, and the operation of workhouses.

The book sheds light on the challenges faced by the destitute poor and the efforts made to alleviate their suffering & provides valuable insights into the socio-economic conditions of the time and the measures taken to address poverty.

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