Vagrancy in English Culture and Society, 1650-1750

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Hitchcock, D. 2016. Vagrancy in English Culture and Society, 1650-1750. London Bloomsbury Academic.
AuthorsHitchcock, D.
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The first social and cultural history of vagrancy between 1650 and 1750, this book combines sources from across England and the Atlantic world to describe the shifting and desperate experiences of the very poorest and most marginalized of people in early modernity; the outcasts, the wandering destitute, the disabled veteran, the aged labourer, the solitary pregnant woman on the road and those referred to as vagabonds and beggars are all explored in this comprehensive account of the subject. Using a rich array of archival and literary sources, Vagrancy in English Culture and Society, 1650-1750 offers a history not only of the experiences of vagrants themselves, but also of how the settled 'better sort' perceived vagrancy, how it was culturally represented in both popular and elite literature as a shadowy underworld of dissembling rogues, gypsies, and pedlars, and how these representations powerfully affected the lives of vagrants themselves.

KeywordsPoverty; Poor laws; Vagrancy; Cultural history; Social history; Great Britain; Early modern period
Year2016
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
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Deposited14 Sep 2022
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN 9781472589958
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