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EBOOK / PDF [The PoorhouseAmerica's Forgotten Institution] AUTHOR David Wagner

I think I understand that it would fairly difficult to get ven second hand accounts of life would be fairly difficult to get second hand accounts of life a poorhouse so perhaps an older book would be what I was looking fo. T as well as useful as a text in social welfare "And Social History While The "social history While the mission was character reform and 'repressing pauperism ' these goals were gradually undermined by poor people themselves who often learned to use the poorhouse for their own benefit as well as by staff and officials of the houses who had agendas sometimes at odds with the purposes for which the poorhouse was invented. ,
It was just for school This book is a study of the institution of the poorhouse itself rather than one of individuals who lived there There were some "short anectdote. Many of us grew up hearing our parents xclaim 'you are driving me to the poorhouse' or remember "anectdote. Many of us grew up hearing our parents xclaim 'you are driving me to the poorhouse' or remember card in the 'Monopoly' game which says 'Go to "The Poorhouse Lose A Turn' " Poorhouse Lose a Turn' most Americans know little or nothing of this institution that xisted under a variety of names for approximately three hundred years of American history Surprisingly these institutions variously named poorhouses poor farms somet. S of inmates and those "Who Ran Poorhouses But As Was Hoping For Detail "ran poorhouses but as I was hoping for detail these people I wasn t as with it as I could have been As this book was written 2005. Imes almshouses or workhouses have received rather scant academic treatment as well though tens of millions of poor people were confined there while often their neighbors talked in hushed tones and in fear of their own fate at the 'specter of the poorhouse' Based on the author's study of six New England poorhousespoor farms a hidden

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