The Childhood of the Poor

Welfare in Eighteenth-Century London

  • Alysa┬áLevene

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Alysa Levene
    Pages 1-20
  3. Alysa Levene
    Pages 21-44
  4. Alysa Levene
    Pages 45-72
  5. Alysa Levene
    Pages 73-90
  6. Alysa Levene
    Pages 91-106
  7. Alysa Levene
    Pages 107-129
  8. Alysa Levene
    Pages 130-152
  9. Alysa Levene
    Pages 153-169
  10. Alysa Levene
    Pages 170-183
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 184-250

About this book


Was there a notion of childhood for the labouring classes, and was it distinctive from that of the elite? Examining pauper childhood, family life and societal reform, Levene asks whether new models of childhood in the eighteenth century affected the treatment of the young poor, and reveals how they and their families were helped through hard times.


eighteenth century Familie reform

Authors and affiliations

  • Alysa┬áLevene
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HistoryOxford Brookes UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-34659-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-00951-7
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