071 Poverty and Mobility in the Early American Republic with Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan

071 Poverty and Mobility in the Early American Republic with Kristin O'Brassill-Kulfan

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Vagrants. Vagabonds. Hoboes. Identified by myriad names, the homeless and geographically mobile have been with us since the earliest periods of recorded history. In the early days of the United States, these poor migrants – consisting of everyone from work-seekers to runaway slaves – populated the roads and streets of major cities and towns. These individuals were a part of a social class whose geographical movements broke settlement laws, penal codes, and welfare policies. This book documents ... See More

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