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Down and out, on the road : the homeless in American history

Author: Kenneth L Kusmer
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Covering the period from the colonial era to the late 20th century this is a scholarly history of the homeless in America. Kusmer demonstrates that the homeless have been a significant presence on  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth L Kusmer
ISBN: 0195160967 9780195160963
OCLC Number: 51316470
Notes: Originally published: 2001.
Description: 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The problem of the homeless in American history --
The origins of homelessness in early America --
The emergence of the tramp, 1865-1880 --
Tramps, trains, and towns, 1880-1915 --
Organized charity, social workers, and the homeless --
Who were the homeless? --
On the road --
In the city --
A changing image: the homeless in popular culture, 1890-1930 --
From tramp to transient: the Great Depression --
The forgotten men, 1935-1975 --
A new homeless?
Responsibility: Kenneth L. Kusmer.

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