Readership: Scholars and students of early modern British history.
Steve Hindle, Professor of History, University of Warwick
"...a bold and stimulating book of enduring importance...a very notable achievement." - R.W. Hoyle, English Historical Review
"On the Parish is the best account of the workings of the old Poor Law in the two centuries before the crisis of the late 18th century." - Martin Daunton, THES
"A considerable achievement, eloquent and challenging." - TLS
Introduction: Poverty Beyond Public Policy
Conclusion: The Changing Experience of Poor Relief