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The Resource Trust among strangers : friendly societies in modern Britain, Penelope Ismay (Boston College)

Trust among strangers : friendly societies in modern Britain, Penelope Ismay (Boston College)

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Trust among strangers : friendly societies in modern Britain
Title
Trust among strangers
Title remainder
friendly societies in modern Britain
Statement of responsibility
Penelope Ismay (Boston College)
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the internal migration of a growing population transformed Britain into a "society of strangers". The coming and going of so many people wreaked havoc on the institutions through which Britons had previously addressed questions of collective responsibility. Poor relief, charity briefs, box clubs, and the like relied on personal knowledge of reputations for their effectiveness and struggled to accommodate the increasing number of unknown migrants. Trust Among Strangers re-centers problems of trust in the making of modern Britain and examines the ways in which upper class reformers and working class laborers fashioned and refashioned the concept and practice of friendly society to make promises of collective responsibility effective - even among strangers. The result is a profoundly new account of how Britons navigated their way into the modern world"--
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Ismay, Penelope
Dewey number
369.0941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Societies
Label
Trust among strangers : friendly societies in modern Britain, Penelope Ismay (Boston College)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: new beginnings -- Friendly society before friendly societies -- Friendly societies and the meaning of the new poor law -- The battle between savings banks and friendly societies -- Trusting institutions: making the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Manchester Unity -- Trusting numbers: sociability and actuarial science in the Manchester Unity -- Epilogue: alternative endings
Control code
on1029205049
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781108472524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1029205049
Label
Trust among strangers : friendly societies in modern Britain, Penelope Ismay (Boston College)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: new beginnings -- Friendly society before friendly societies -- Friendly societies and the meaning of the new poor law -- The battle between savings banks and friendly societies -- Trusting institutions: making the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Manchester Unity -- Trusting numbers: sociability and actuarial science in the Manchester Unity -- Epilogue: alternative endings
Control code
on1029205049
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 217 pages
Isbn
9781108472524
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1029205049

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