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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
6,179 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

The history of poverty cannot be written simply by establishing a measure or threshold of deprivation and looking for all

Poverty

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Valentine M. Moghadam and Rachel G. Fuchs

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
6,388 words
Illustration(s):
2
This entry consists of two subentries:Overview Comparative History Overview Since the 1980s studies on the proliferation of female‐headed households and research into ... More
Poverty

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Clifton C. Crais, Morten Jerven, Harry Anthony Patrinos, and Heather Marie Layton

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
7,013 words

[This entry includes three subentries, an overview and a discussion of poverty in Africa and in Latin America.]...

Poverty

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
825 words

In the nineteenth century poverty was widely regarded as the result of moral failure. Those who were poor had become

Poverty

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,183 words

has been a constant, but reluctantly acknowledged, feature of Australian society since 1788. Imperial statesmen conceived Australia as a

poverty

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Judith Fingard

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
979 words
The experience of poverty in Canada is defined by three historical periods: the years before the welfare state (until the 1940s), the years marked by the flowering of the welfare state ... More
poverty, Jewish care for

poverty, Jewish care for   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
252 words

Medieval Judaism did not sanctify *poverty but sought to relieve its symptoms. The Cairo *Geniza documents present abundant information about

poverty and poor relief

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
796 words

Early medieval sources used pauper in a biblical sense of persons unable to fend for themselves: orphans, widows, and the

Poverty, the Poor

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,045 words

The West Byzantium

Poverty

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
4,171 words

The problem of poverty was visible and endemic in eighteenth-century Europe. In the cities, rich and poor were not as

Poverty.

Poverty.   Reference library

Michael B. Katz

The Oxford Companion to United States History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,965 words
Poverty has always been a serious problem in America. Throughout its history, large numbers of Americans have been unable to purchase food, shelter, and clothing, or to achieve a ... More
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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
6,303 words
Illustration(s):
1

The term “poverty law” refers to two distinct, but related, topics. First, poverty law is part of the welfare state

Poverty

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
3,562 words

“Poverty” refers to a situation of scarcity or need for a family or person. Whether someone is cataloged as poor

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