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Steven King

1 The ecology of poor relief Overview On 18 July 1821 the overseer of Kingswood parish (Gloucestershire) received a letter from George Lewis of Bristol. Asking for ‘Some preasant relife’, Lewis claimed that he was sick and ‘allmost intirely from my Worck’. He was in a verrey Weacke State my self i have a verrrey Soare throat as i am afraide as i am getting the Same Disorder as my family we am harekening Every moment to be the Last of one Chyld the Lords best to put is end to its Breath the biges bot was tacken ill Later day Last which i have five that is very

in Sickness, medical welfare and the English poor, 1750–1834
T.K. Ralebitso-Senior, T.J.U. Thompson, and H.E. Carney

In the mid-1990s, the crime scene toolkit was revolutionised by the introduction of DNA-based analyses such as the polymerase chain reaction, low copy number DNA analysis, short-tandem repeat typing, pulse-field gel electrophoresis and variable number tandem repeat. Since then, methodological advances in other disciplines, especially molecular microbial ecology, can now be adapted for cutting-edge applications in forensic contexts. Despite several studies and discussions, there is, however, currently very little evidence of these techniques adoption at the contemporary crime scene. Consequently, this article discusses some of the popular omics and their current and potential exploitations in the forensic ecogenomics of body decomposition in a crime scene. Thus, together with published supportive findings and discourse, knowledge gaps are identified. These then justify the need for more comprehensive, directed, concerted and global research towards state-of-the-art microecophysiology method application and/or adaptation for subsequent successful exploitations in this additional context of microbial forensics.

Human Remains and Violence: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Contemporary witchcraft and the Lancashire witches
Joanne Pearson

repeated by various German historians. The feminist writer Matilda Jocelyn Gage then made use of the number in Women, Church and State in 1893 in order to emphasise the crimes of the Church against women. It is from Gage that the number entered Wiccan mythology: the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic on the Isle of Man, owned by Cecil Williamson with Gerald Gardner as ‘resident Witch’, sported a plaque commemorating the nine million witches who died in the Great Witch Hunt, and Mary Daly’s use of the figure in Gyn-Ecology (1978) introduced the myth to feminist Witches

in The Lancashire witches
The case of colonial Zambia
Sven Speek

-modern concepts of sustainable resource use and several authors have proposed to speak of a ‘green’ colonialism 3 or have identified an imperial ‘legacy of eco-development’. 4 This research adds an important dimension to the already rich literature on the environmental politics of empire. 5 Surprisingly, the science of ecology itself has not been a major focus in these discussions

in Developing Africa
The multiple careers of a colonial museum curator
Savithri Preetha Nair

certain historical moments owing to a combination of factors: the curator’s research interests, his links to metropolitan science, his ability to effect ‘translations’ across diverse social worlds and the demands of the state. In the late nineteenth century, the Madras Museum under Thurston evolved into a centre of research and education in marine biology, ocean ecology and anthropology, new disciplines of the late nineteenth century. Intellectual trajectory and professional networks An Etonian, Thurston studied at King

in Curating empire
Philip D. Morgan

: Curaç ao in the Early Modern Atlantic World (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012). 7 E.g. J. R. McNeill, Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620–1914 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010); D. Wheat, Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570–1640 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016); E. Bassi, An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada’s Transimperial Greater Caribbean World (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016). 8 B. Ward, M. Bone

in The TransAtlantic reconsidered
Along the Oregon Trail and in the National Museum of Australia
Deborah Bird Rose

. Comparisons between the US sites and the Australian site reveal strong articulations of national landscape mythology and national unease. The narrative of situating settlers in their new world homes is given both substance and subversion by sustaining gaps between representations of geography, ecology, narrative and the embodied presence of the visitor. Comparison enables the representations, narratives and gaps to be back-lit by one another, thus throwing each into unexpected relief. It begins to illuminate epistemic and metaphysical

in Rethinking settler colonialism
Ian Carter

9780719065668_4_008.qxd 29/01/2008 12:39PM Page 214 8 The rise and fall of the toy train empire System builders ritain’s twentieth-century proprietary model railway trade1 resembles marine ecology, with many small fish trailling in a couple of barracudas’ wake. ‘A couple’ is the right phrase: for though different companies rose to prominence and fell again, this market was always dominated by two or three players. Between the two world wars Bassett-Lowke fought Hornby 0 gauge. In the austere later forties and early fifties Trix Twin stood against Hornby Dublo

in British railway enthusiasm
Complementarity or divorce?
Martin Thomas

, ecology, economic development, the local labour market and the growth of a wage economy. A snapshot of French Indochina on the eve of the depression is instructive. The North Vietnam territory of Tonkin (Bac Bo) was characterised by a high population density of over 1,000 people per square kilometre in the Tonkin delta, an equatorial climate suited to intensive crop cultivation

in The French empire between the wars
Author: Steven King

This book explores the experiences of the sick poor between the 1750s and through the so-called crisis of the Old Poor Law ending in the 1830s. It provides a comprehensive and colourful overview of the nature, scale and negotiation of medical welfare. At its core stand the words and lives of the poor themselves, reconstructed in painstaking detail to show that medical welfare became a totemic issue for parochial authorities by the 1830s. The book suggests that the Old Poor Law confronted a rising tide of sickness by the early nineteenth century. While there are spectacular instances of parsimony and neglect in response to rising need, in most places and at most times, parish officers seem to have felt moral obligations to the sick. Indeed, we might construct their responses as considerate and generous. To some extent this reflected Christian paternalism but also other factors such as a growing sense that illness, even illness among the poor, was and should be remediable and a shared territory of negotiation between paupers, advocates and officials. The result was a canvas of medical welfare with extraordinary depth. By the 1820s, more of the ill-health of ordinary people was captured by the poor law and being doctored or sojourning in an institution became part of pauper and parochial expectation. These trends are brought to vivid life in the words of the poor and their advocates, such that the book genuinely offers a re-interpretation of the Old Poor Law from the bottom up.