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Making English Morals: Voluntary Association And Moral Reform In England, 1787-1886

Middle-class reform initiatives have long fascinated historians of Georgian and Victorian Britain. Some took their cue from the radical critique embodied in William Cobbett’s contemporary attack on the ‘Subscription Tribe’, who gave charity soup kitchens but denied political rights.(1) Thus the Hammonds inveighed in 1917 against evangelical benevolence as the ‘conscience of the rich’ whichContinue reading “Making English Morals: Voluntary Association And Moral Reform In England, 1787-1886”