Book — 1 online resource (viii, 317 pages) : illustrations.
Introduction: Settlement and Belonging in Europe, 1500-1930s: Structures, Negotiations and Experiences. Settlement and the Law in the Seventeenth Century
Double Deterrence: Settlement and Practice in London's West End, 1725-1824
Poor Relief, Settlement and Belonging in England, 1780s to 1840s
Memories of Pauperism
Belonging, Settlement and the New Poor Law in England and Wales 1870s-1900s
Citizens But Not Belonging: Migrants' Difficulties in Obtaining Entitlement to Relief in Switzerland from the 1550s to the Early Twentieth Century
Overrun by Hungry Hordes? Migration and Poor Relief in the Netherlands, Sixteenth to Twentieth Centuries
Agrarian Change, Labour Organization and Welfare Entitlements in the North-Sea Area, c. 1650-1800
Settlement Law and Rural-Urban Relief Transfers in Nineteenth-Century Belgium: A Case Study on Migrant's Access to Relief in Antwerp
Trajectories of German Settlement Regulations: The Prussian Rhine Province, 1815-1914
Afterword: National Citizenship and Migrants' Social Rights in Twentieth-Century Europe.
"The issues around settlement, belonging, and poor relief have for too long been understood largely from the perspective of England and Wales. This volume offers a pan-European survey that encompasses Switzerland, Prussia, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Britain. It explores how the conception of belonging changed over time and space from the 1500s onwards, how communities dealt with the welfare expectations of an increasingly mobile population that migrated both within and between states, the welfare rights that were attached to those who 'belonged, ' and how ordinary people secured access to welfare resources. What emerged was a sophisticated European settlement system, which on the one hand structured itself to limit the claims of the poor, and yet on the other was peculiarly sensitive to their demands and negotiations"--Provided by publisher.
Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 
Book — 1 online resource (viii, 240 pages) : illustrations.
1. 'With this sign I conquer' : middle-class female emigrators and the management of imperial migration
2. Safe passage : narratives of women in transit
3. 'Grit and grace' : a new class of women for the colonies
4. Letters 'home' : female emigrants and the imperial family of women
5. Welcoming women : reception work in Canada and Australia
6. Domesticating Canberra : the Federal Capital Commission and the Domestic-Servant Project
"The period between the 1860s and the 1920s witnessed a wave of female migration from Britain to Canada and Australia, much of which was managed by women. Agents of Empire explores the work of the women who promoted, managed, and ultimately transformed single British women's experiences of migration." "Agents of Empire highlights the aims and methods behind the emigrators' work, as well as the implications and ramifications of their long-term engagement with this imperialistic feminizing project. Chilton provides insight into the struggle for control of female migration and female migrants, adding an important dimension to the study of gender, migration, and empire."--Book jacket.