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Vagrants and vagabonds : poverty and mobility in the early American republic

Author: Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2019]
Series: Early American places.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Vagrants and Vagabonds: Poverty and Mobility in the Early American Republic" explores the topics of social class and poverty and their implications in the early American republic."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan
ISBN: 9781479845255 1479845256
OCLC Number: 1029070098
Description: 225 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
"She is doubtless a very vagrant" : poverty and mobility on the legal landscape --
"A wandering life" : the physical landscape of indigent transiency --
"The removal of so many human beings...like felons" : forced migration of the poor --
"Since he was free" : vagabondage, race, and emancipation --
"Punishment for their misfortunes" : discretion, incarceration, and resistance --
"It was amongst the vagrant class...that cholera was most fatal" : mobility, poverty, and disease --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Early American places.
Other Titles: Poverty and mobility in the early American republic
Responsibility: Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan.

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"Americans in the early republic believed that their ability to move-geographically, socially, economically-was the essence of their freedom. They trusted that capitalism offered upward mobility and Read more...

 
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