11

Poverty and the "Hungry Forties"

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Victorian Britain

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Taught by Professor Patrick N. Allitt | 30 min | Categories: History

Industry and city life made poverty more visible and shocking. Utilitarianism, evangelicalism, and works of writers like Charles Dickens roused the conscience as never before. Private philanthropy strove to fill the gaps left by the New Poor Law and its system of dreaded workhouses....