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Author Phillips, G. A. (Gordon Ashton), 1942-
Title The blind in British society : charity, state and community, c. 1780-1930 / Gordon Phillips
Imprint Burlington, VT ; Aldershot, Hampshire, England : Ashgate, c2004
book jacket
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  HV1945 P559 2004    AVAILABLE    30530000778035
 Mo  362.410941 P559    AVAILABLE    30550100399425
Descript ix, 438 p. ; 24cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [420]-431) and index
Introduction -- The advent of institutions for the blind -- The early blind asylums -- Blind institutions and the ideas of the enlightenment -- The intellectual context of blind charity -- The provenance of the blind institution -- Policy and practice in the early years of the institution -- Conclusion -- The consolidation of institutions, c. 1800-1860 -- The spread of institutions -- Institutions and their critics in the 1830s -- The widening of institutional activity, 1830-50 -- The early history of printing in relief -- The problem of employment -- Institutions, discipline and incentives -- The experience of institutional life -- Charity and the outdoor blind, c. 1850-75 -- The blind in the census of 1851 -- The General Welfare Association and the first blind workshops -- William Moon and the home visiting societies -- Blind schools and adult labour -- The public critique of asylums -- Paupers and pensioners : the blind under the Poor Law, 1834-1914 -- The question of Poor Law reform -- The development of blind pensions -- The policy of the pension societies -- Pensioners, charity and the state -- The state and blind education, 1870-1906 -- Blind children at common schools -- The first phase of inquiry : the Charity Organization Society, 1876 -- The British and Foreign Blind Association and the reform of asylums -- The Royal Normal College and the Gardner Trust -- Reform and innovation in blind schools -- School boards and the royal commission -- The impact of legislation -- Conclusion -- The right to work, 1889-1914 : home work and the Saxon system -- Blind workshops : profits and losses -- The General Welfare Association, 1880-1914 -- Reformers and conservatives in workshop management -- The national league of the blind -- The campaign for blind aid legislation, 1906-14 -- The experience of social change : the blind population in the nineteenth-century -- The economic hierarchy of the eighteenth-century blind -- The profile of blind employment, c
1880-1914 -- The experience of work -- Statistical appendix -- The nationalisation of charity, 1900-1920 -- The administration of charity and the national perspective -- The co-ordination of charity : the county unions and the National Institute -- The Blind Persons' Act : prelude -- The Blind Persons' Act : construction -- The impact of legislation : pensions and registration -- The impact of legislation : voluntary services under public authority -- Epilogue
Subject Blind -- Institutional care -- Great Britain -- History
Blind -- Services for -- Great Britain -- History
Blind -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Great Britain
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