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The hobo : the sociology of the homeless man

Author: Nels Anderson
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 1961. ©1923
Series: Phoenix books (Chicago, Ill.), P71.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Phoenix EditionView all editions and formats
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"This is an account, written with insight and sympathy, of the life of the hobo, life in 'Hobohemia,' a frontier that was already beginning to vanish when this study originally appeared in 1923. The author, drawing from his own experiences as a hobo, pictures life in the 'main stem' of Halsted and State Streets in Chicago. Here are the customs and class distinctions, language, songs, moral and intellectual life of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Anderson, Nels, 1889-1986.
Hobo.
[Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1961, ©1923]
(OCoLC)894799358
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nels Anderson
OCLC Number: 264149
Notes: "A study prepared for the Chicago Council of Social Agencies under the direction of the Committee on Homeless Men."--Title page.
Description: xxxii, 296 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Hobohemia, the home of the homeless man --
Types of hobos --
The hobo problem --
How the hobo meets his problem.
Series Title: Phoenix books (Chicago, Ill.), P71.
Responsibility: by Nels Anderson.

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"This is an account, written with insight and sympathy, of the life of the hobo, life in 'Hobohemia,' a frontier that was already beginning to vanish when this study originally appeared in 1923. The author, drawing from his own experiences as a hobo, pictures life in the 'main stem' of Halsted and State Streets in Chicago. Here are the customs and class distinctions, language, songs, moral and intellectual life of this body of men who, for widely varying reasons, chose the migratory life. A new introduction by the author places the hobo in historical perspective and explains his disappearance from the American scene"--Page 4 of cover.

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