Charity, Philanthropy and Reform
From the 1690s to 1850
ISBN10: 0333674049 ISBN13: 9780333674048 Contributors: Innes, Joanna (Editor) Publisher: Palgrave-Macmillan Published: Jul 13 1998 Pages: 280 Height: 8.50" Width: 5.43" Language: English
The essays in this volume explore continuities and changes in the role of philanthropic organizations in Europe and North America in the period around the French Revolution. They aim to make connections between research on the early modern and late modern periods, and to analyze policies towards poverty in different countries within Europe and across the Atlantic. Cunningham and Innes highlight the new role for voluntary organizations emerging in the late eighteenth century and draws out the implications of this for received accounts of the development of welfare states.