History Professor’s Book Recognized as Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE Magazine

History Professor's Book Recognized as Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE Magazine

Cal Poly Pomona history professor emeritus Anthony Brundage has been honored with an Outstanding Academic Title award for 2002 by CHOICE magazine. It recognized Brundage for his paperback, ?The English Poor Laws 1700-1930,? which was published by Palgrave.

CHOICE is a respected publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Every January, CHOICE magazine publishes a highly selective and prestigious list of outstanding scholarly titles from the previous year. Fewer than 10 percent of reviewed titles, and less than 3 percent of submitted titles are chosen. CHOICE editors consider several criteria when honoring books, including overall excellence in presentation and scholarship, importance to its field, originality and value to students.

A resident of Claremont, Brundage has taught at Cal Poly Pomona since 1968. He specializes in 19th century Britain and has produced numerous titles on administrative and poor law history while assessing the effects of policy on lives. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and has served as executive secretary of the North American Conference on British Studies.

In ?The English Poor Laws 1700-1930,? Brundage examined the development and evolution of England’s poor laws, from original statutes intended to provide localized assistance to rural families to broader measures designed to address the problems of the urban poor. His other books include ?The Making of the New Poor Law? and biographies of Edwin Chadwick and John Richard Green.

By Anthony Brundage
By Anthony Brundage