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In the Shadow of the Workhouse

Course number : 19461   ID : 88944    Class Section : Spring 1
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With the Industrial Revolution, Great Britain shifted from an agrarian-to an industrial-based economy, diminishing the role of the parishes. People migrated to urban centers. The population grew from 10.5 million in 1801 to 45 million in 1901. The problem of poverty became almost insurmountable. Great Britain’s solution was the workhouse – basically a prison for the “crime” of being poor. Being old, infirm, a child, mentally or physically disabled, pregnant, evicted or underemployed were not factors that counted. Being poor was God’s punishment for flaws in character and those so-called flaws "had to be" sequestered and controlled. Fear of the workhouse dominated the lives of the majority in Great Britain. Learn about a Christian institution that was anything but.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

CE South Building

Roberta Boggess 



Please read:  Tuition remission eligible under Personal Enrichment



Registration Closes On
Monday, January 13, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/13/2020 - 1/13/2020 Weekly - Mon 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 107 Roberta Boggess