Articles and Outcomes

The following are some of the articles and other written outcomes which have arisen from the project’s work. We will be updating this list further as we go along.

In addition to the outcomes listed below, look out for a major new monograph on the lives and letters of the 19th century poor, co-authored by the project team and scheduled for publication in 2022, provisionally titled: In Their Own Write: Contesting the New Poor Law, 1834-1900

Published Outcomes

Books

  • P. Jones and S.A. King, Pauper Voices, Public Opinion and Workhouse Reform in Mid-Victorian England – Bearing Witness (Palgrave, 2020)

Book Chapters

  • S.A. King and C. Beardmore, ‘Contesting the workhouse: Life writing, children and the later New Poor Law’, in L. O’Hagan (ed.), Rebellious Writing: Contesting Marginalisation in Edwardian Britain(Oxford, 2020), 65-94

Articles

  • P. Carter, J. James and S.A. King, ‘Punishing Paupers? Control, Discipline and Mental Health in the Southwell Workhouse (1836-71), Rural History, 30:2 (2019), 161-180
  • P. Jones and N. Carter, ‘Writing for Redress: Redrawing the Boundaries of the Epistolary Relationship Under the New Poor Law’, Continuity and Change, 34:3 (2019), 374-399
  • S.A. King and P. Jones, ‘Fragments of Fury? Lunacy, Agency and Contestation in the Great Yarmouth Workhouse, 1890s-1900s’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 52:2 (2020), 1-36

Forthcoming Outcomes

Book Chapters

  • P. Carter and S. A. King, ‘The Patients View as History From Below: Evidence from the Victorian Poor, 1834–1871’, in A. Hanley and J. Meyer (eds.), Patient Voices in Britain, 1840–1948: Historical and Policy Perspectives (Forthcoming, Manchester University Press, 2021).

Articles

  • P. Jones, S.A. King and K.N. Thompson, ‘Clothing the New Poor Law Workhouse in the Nineteenth Century’, Rural History (forthcoming, 2021)
  • N. Carter and S. A. King, ‘“I think we ought not to acknowledge them [paupers] as that encourages them to write”: The administrative state, power and the Victorian pauper’, Social History (forthcoming, 2021)