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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 entire period, from the colonial era to the late-20th century, this book charts the history of the homeless in America. Drawing on sources that include records of charitable organizations, sociological studies, and numerous memoirs of formerly homeless persons, Kusmer demonstrates that the homeless have been a significant presence on the American scene for over 200 years. He probes the history of  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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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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