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History in Focus

the guide to historical resources • Issue 14: Welfare •


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An unemployment placard

Source: Trades Union Congress Library Collection, London Metropolitan University©


This issue of History in Focus looks at the history of welfare and the resources available to study it. To find issues on other topics, go to our home page.

In this issue:

  • articles: ten articles on the history of welfare.
  • websites: websites about welfare and social history, reviewed by the History in Focus editorial team.
  • book reviews: reviews of major books on welfare.
  • bibliography: key books on the history of welfare, listed by publisher, with book summaries and links to publishers' pages.
  • research: details of PhD theses about welfare, and university teachers interested in welfare history.
  • more resources: museums and archives with information about welfare in history.

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