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The Poorhouse America's Forgotten Institution (Paperback)

Author:  David Wagner
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0742529452
ISBN-13: 9780742529458
Sku: 39956929
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.75T
Pages:  200
Age Range:  NA
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Many of us grew up hearing our parents exclaim ''you are driving me to the poorhouse!'' or remember the card in the Monopoly game which says ''Go to the Poorhouse! Lose a Turn!'' Yet most Americans know little or nothing of this institution that existed under a variety of names for approximately three hundred years of American history. Exploring the history of the ''inmates'' as well as staff and officials in New England, this book connects contemporary times to the ''poorhouse'' history as the homeless shelter, jail, prison, and other institutions again hold millions of poor people under institutional care, sometimes in the very same structures that were poorhouses.
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0200
Product attributePublisher:   Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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