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The Evolution of the British Welfare State: A History of Social Policy since the Industrial Revolution
by Derek Fraser
Derek Fraser's book has established itself as a classic text on the history of social policy and social ideas in Britain since the Industrial Revolution. This fourth edition features a revised Introduction, incorporates the latest research and extends the coverage of the final chapter, bringing the story right up to the present day.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published July 15th 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan
(first published January 1st 1973)
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Jul 30, 2011 Jan-Maat added it · review of another edition
I've read the second edition of this useful book which ends with the legislation of the first Labour government but begins with the factory legislation, the new Poor Law of 1832, legislation on worker's housing and takes in the legislation of the last Liberal government.