To do the needful: Belfast Charitable Society and its place in the emerging city 1752-1880

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Abstract

This edited collection of essays explore the social history of Belfast from the foundation of Belfast Charitable Society in 1752 through to the point at which Belfast emerged as a major industrial city at the end of the nineteenth century. It examines the economic and social pressures of the growing town, in particular issues of health and welfare, migration, and the development of public health infrastructures and the role that the Charitable Society played in addressing these. It also places Belfast in its global context through an exploration of its response to issues such slavery and revolution. Essays have been included from a range of leading scholars in their field such as Ray Gillespie, Jonathan Jeffery Wright, Ciaran McCabe, and Gerard McAtasney
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDublin
PublisherIrish Academic Press
Commissioning bodyBelfast Charitable Society
Number of pages300
Publication statusAccepted - 2021

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