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Begging in America, 1850-1940 : the needy, the frauds, the charities and the law

Author: Kerry Segrave
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This historical book explores begging and beggars in the period 1850 to 1940, with emphasis on how the police, the courts, the media and private charity organizations dealt with the issue. Efforts to suppress mendicancy are explored, including legislation, police crackdowns, and public vouchers for meals and shelter"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Segrave
ISBN: 9780786465699 0786465697
OCLC Number: 732960095
Description: v, 202 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Beginning prior to 1850 --
Description, prevalence, style, attitude, 1850-1899 --
Frauds, fakes, myths, 1850-1899 --
Psychology worthiness, solutions, 1850-1899 --
Charity organizations, 1850-1899 --
Police and the courts, 1850-1899 --
Description, prevalence, style, attitude, 1900-1940 --
Frauds, fakes, myths, 1900-1940 --
Psychology worthiness, solutions, 1900-1940 --
Charity organizations, 1900-1940 --
Police and the courts, 1900-1940 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: Kerry Segrave.

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"This historical book explores begging and beggars in the period 1850 to 1940, with emphasis on how the police, the courts, the media and private charity organizations dealt with the issue. Efforts to suppress mendicancy are explored, including legislation, police crackdowns, and public vouchers for meals and shelter"--Provided by publisher.

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