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Patriots and Paupers : Hamburg, 1712-1830 - Mary Lindemann

Patriots and Paupers

Hamburg, 1712-1830

Hardcover Published: 4th October 1990
ISBN: 9780195061406
Number Of Pages: 352

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Patriots and Paupers carefully analyzes a crucial juncture in the history of a great city: Hamburg's passage from the pre-modern into the modern world. Despite the relative wealth of historical literature on Reformation Germany and on Germany after unification, few English-language histories have addressed the events of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Mary Lindemann here details issues associated with poor relief--indigency, mendicancy, public health, labor regulation, social control, and disciplining--then uses these as springboards to broader historical debates. She draws out the subtle yet decisive political shift from the paternalistic dirigismA(c) of a government of fathers and uncles to the socio-economic laissez-faire of early liberalism, and locates this political metamorphosis firmly within the framework of Hamburg's dynamic economic development and dramatic demographic growth. She links these political and social changes to the intellectual, cultural, and prosopographical contexts of the German Enlightenment. Far more than a history of poverty and social welfare policies, Patriots and Paupers explores the critical interconnections between economics, demographics, social change, and government in the closing years of the European Old Regime.

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"Thoroughly researched and widely referenced."--Journal of Modern History "Distinctive....In this thoroughly researched and widely referenced book, Lindemann is at her best when sympathetically re-presenting the Hamburg patriots of the eighteenth century."--Journal of Modern History "A rich and satisfying contribution to eighteenth-century German scholarship and to urban history in general....A superb study."--The Historian "A sophisticated study that accomplishes its goals impressively. Lindemann's book offers valuable insights to scholars interested in the history of the old regimes, the enlightenment, comparative urban and social institutions, as well as issues of public welfare policy."--Journal of Interdisciplinary History "Offers much in the way of new knowledge about ideological interactions among cameralism, enlightenment, and civic tradition within eighteenth-century urban elites and how these shaped reform policy."--Journal of Social History "By providing a compelling case study of this undoubtedly atypical but significant city, Lindemann helps readers better understand the history of Germany's cities, of its middle classes, and of modernization in general....Strongly recommended."--CHOICE "An exemplary work, it may serve as a model for the general student of Western welfare institutions. Her lively style and penetrating analyses get at the heart of Hamburg's patriotic reformism."--American Historical Review "An impressive book....Lindemann's lively prose conveys the 'particularity' of Hamburg's traditions and the distinctiveness of its commercial situation while keeping her story set within a larger pattern of urban economic and demographic change."--German Studies Review "Lindemann's panorama of the politics of poverty illuminates the workings of local government by showing-sometimes in extravagant detail-how it responded to structural, social and economic change in the eighteenth century. Although crucial archival materials had been destroyed by fire and bombing, Patriots and Paupers deftly shows how changing population patterns, economic transformations, and warfare placed new pressures on old institutions."--Journal of Urban History "Well-written and well-conceived..."--The Eighteenth Century: A Current Bibliography

Introductionp. 3
Politics and Povertyp. 13
A German Amsterdamp. 33
Citizens, Inhabitants, and Othersp. 48
Patriots and the Redefinition of Poverty, 1712-1785p. 74
The Reorganization of Poor Relief, 1786-1788p. 100
The General Poor Relief, 1788-1799: Triumphs and Enthusiasmsp. 135
The General Poor Relief, 1799-1830: Decline and Rebirth?p. 177
Conclusionp. 211
Notesp. 215
Bibliographyp. 295
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9780195061406
ISBN-10: 0195061403
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 4th October 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.33 x 16.51  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.67

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