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The PoorhouseAmerica's Forgotten Institution review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 story in America's history is presented which will be of popular interes.read Î eBook or Kindle ePUB É David Wagner
The PoorhouseAmerica's Forgotten Institution review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB T as well as useful as a text in social welfare and social history While the poorhouse's 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.
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The PoorhouseAmerica's Forgotten Institution review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 Surprisingly these institutions variously named poorhouses poor farms somet.
- The PoorhouseAmerica's Forgotten Institution
- David Wagner
- 15 January 2019