Edexcel History 3. Poverty, Pauperism, and the Slave Trade

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Question or Term
The body that - in 1838 - empowered the Poor Law Guardians from Lancashire and the West Riding of Yorkshire to effectively carry on as usual, without having to implement a workhouse test
Poor Law Commission
An evangelical, philanthropist, member of the Clapham Sect, and very popular writer who wrote many pamplets and poems opposing the slave trade and French Revolution
Hannah More (1745 - 1833)
The number of copies of Samuel Smile's 'Self Help' sold in the first five years of publication
Those officials (in the North of England) whom opposed building workhouses as they were not an efficient solution to the fluctuating demand caused by cyclical depression in industrial areas
Poor Law Guardian
An 1842 order from the Poor Law Commission that allowed for outdoor relief for the able bodied in exchange for work done for the parish
Labour Test Order
Poor relief in the form of money, food, clothing, or goods that allowed paupers to continue living in their own homes
Outdoor Relief
The number of petitions from across the country that were assembled in opposition to the abolition of the slave trade in 1792
Those two West Indian colonies which were at the centre of the English and later British sugar industry chronologically
Barbados and Jamaica
An 1867 London act that began the process of establishing health institutions for the poor, separate from workhouses
Metropolitan Poor Act
A home for women who were homeless or had turned to prostitution founded in 1847 by Angela Burdett-Coutts and Charles Dickens
Urania Cottage
Question or Term
A prominent group of evangelicals, including Granville Sharp, Thomas Clarkson, and William Wilberforce, made up of the friends and families who attended Holy Trinity Church on Clapham Common, London
Clapham Sect
The war in which British defeat effectively wiped out a large part of the British slave trading market
American War of Independence
The number of Knatchbull Workhouses by 1776, usually housing 20 to 50 inmate
The year in which William Wilberforce gave his first abolitionist speech in the House of Commons
An able bodied person who refused work
Sturdy Beggar
An economist who believed slavery was less efficient and more expensive than paid labour due to unhappy workers being less productive, and enforcement being very costly
Adam Smith
An 1844 order from the Poor Law Commission that banned any outdoor relief
Outdoor Relief Prohibitory Order
The slave port which returned an abolitionist MP in 1806
A scandal characterised by; the abuse of inmates - particular women - by the master and his wife, and of men having to eat and fight over bone marrow and meat left on the bones they crushed for fertilizer due to subsistence level provisions
Andover Scandal
The percentage of workhouses that banned outdoor relief by 1870
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