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Author King, Steven
Title Migration, Settlement and Belonging in Europe, 1500-1930s : Comparative Perspectives
Imprint New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated, 2013
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (325 pages)
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Series International Studies in Social History Ser. ; v.23
International Studies in Social History Ser
Note Intro -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Introduction - Settlement and Belonging in Europe, 1500-1930s: Structures, Negotiations and Experiences -- Chapter One - Settlement and the Law in the Seventeenth Century -- Chapter Two - Double Deterrence: Settlement and Practice in London's West End, 1725-1824 -- Chapter Three - Poor Relief, Settlement and Belonging in England, 1780s to 1840s -- Chapter Four - Memories of Pauperism -- Chapter Five - Belonging, Settlement and the New Poor Law in England and Wales 1870s-1900s -- Chapter Six - Citizens But Not Belonging: Migrants' Difficulties in Obtaining Entitlement to Relief in Switzerland from the 1550s to the Early Twentieth Century -- Chapter Seven - Overrun by Hungry Hordes? Migration and Poor Relief in the Netherlands, Sixteenth to Twentieth Centuries -- Chapter Eight - Agrarian Change, Labour Organization and Welfare Entitlements in the North-Sea Area, c. 1650-1800 -- Chapter Nine - Settlement Law and Rural-Urban Relief Transfers in Nineteenth-Century Belgium: A Case Study on Migrant's Access to Relief in Antwerp -- Chapter Ten - Trajectories of German Settlement Regulations: The Prussian Rhine Province, 1815-1914 -- Afterword - National Citizenship and Migrants' Social Rights in Twentieth-Century Europe -- Contributors -- Bibliography -- Index
The issues around settlement, belonging, and poor relief have for too long been understood largely from the perspective of England and Wales. This volume offers a pan-European survey that encompasses Switzerland, Prussia, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Britain. It explores how the conception of belonging changed over time and space from the 1500s onwards, how communities dealt with the welfare expectations of an increasingly mobile population that migrated both within and between states, the welfare rights that were attached to those who "belonged," and how ordinary people secured access to welfare resources. What emerged was a sophisticated European settlement system, which on the one hand structured itself to limit the claims of the poor, and yet on the other was peculiarly sensitive to their demands and negotiations
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: King, Steven Migration, Settlement and Belonging in Europe, 1500-1930s : Comparative Perspectives New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated,c2013 9781782381457
Subject Emigration and immigration -- Social aspects -- Europe.;Immigrants -- Europe -- History.;Assimilation (Sociology) -- Europe.;Identity (Psychology) -- Europe.;Europe -- Emigration and immigration -- History
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Alt Author Winter, Anne
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