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Author Ottaway, Susannah R., 1967-

Title The decline of life [electronic resource] : old age in eighteenth-century England / Susannah R. Ottaway.

Imprint Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press, 2004.


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 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xiv, 322 p. : ill.
Series Cambridge studies in population, economy, and society in past time ; 39
Cambridge studies in population, economy, and society in past time ; 39.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-314) and index.
Contents Who was "old" in eighteenth-century England? -- The activities of the "helmsman" : self-reliance, work, and community expectations of the elderly -- "The comforts of a private fire-side" -- Independent but not alone : family ties for the elderly -- Community assistance to the aged under the Old Poor Law -- Continuity and change in community assistance to the elderly over the eighteenth century -- Within workhouse walls : indoor relief for the elderly -- Conclusion : old age as a useful category of historical analysis.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Older people -- England -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Old age -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Aging -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0511187653
0521815800 (hardback)

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