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dc.contributor.authorHitchcock, Tim
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-25T10:30:08Z
dc.date.available2013-09-25T10:30:08Z
dc.date.issued2013-04
dc.identifier.citationHitchcock , T 2013 , ' The London Vagrancy crisis of the 1780s ' , Rural History , vol. 24 , no. 1 , pp. 59-72 . https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956793312000210
dc.identifier.issn0956-7933
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 2320658
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84875022508
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/11642
dc.description.abstractThis article outlines the changing character of vagrant removal from the City of London during the 1780s, suggesting that the City largely abandoned its duty to 'punish' the vagrant poor in favour of a policy of simply moving them on as quickly and cheaply as possible. After describing the impact of the destruction of Newgate and the resulting overcrowding in London's other prisons, it provides evidence for a dramatic increase in vagrant numbers. The article suggests that this change was both a direct result of the crises of imprisonment, transportation and punishment that followed the Gordon Riots and American war; and a result of growing demand for the transportation provided to vagrants, on the part of the migratory poor. Having established the existence of a changing pattern of vagrant removal, it suggests that the poor increasingly made use of the City of London, and the system of removal, to access transportation in pursuit of seasonal migration, and more significantly, medical care in the hospitals of the capital as part of a wider 'economy of makeshift'.en
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofRural History
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dc.titleThe London Vagrancy crisis of the 1780sen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Humanities
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionHistory
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Humanities
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dcterms.dateAccepted2013-04
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