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Government and Family Life: The Unintended Consequences of the English Poor Relief System, 1660–1780

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Lectures
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Rothenberg Hall
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Free; no reservations required.
Add to Calendar 11/14/2018 07:30 PM 11/14/2018 08:30 PM America/Los_Angeles Government and Family Life: The Unintended Consequences of the English Poor Relief System, 1660–1780 Visit page - https://www.huntington.org/events/government-and-family-life The Huntington - Rothenberg Hall
 

The sophisticated system of social welfare developed in 17th- and 18th-century England aimed to assist the poor. Naomi Tadmor, professor of history at the University of Lancaster and the Fletcher Jones Foundation Distinguished Fellow at The Huntington, discusses its significant impact not only on local government but also on the lives of families and communities. This program is a Ritchie Distinguished Fellow Lecture.