Citizen Hobo How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America

ISBN-10: 0226143791
ISBN-13: 9780226143798
Edition: 2003
Authors: Todd DePastino
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Description: In the years following the Civil War, a veritable army of homeless men swept across America, forging a counterculture known as 'hobohemia'. This work tells the epic story of hobohemia, drawing a new interpretation of the American century in the  More...

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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 7/8/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

In the years following the Civil War, a veritable army of homeless men swept across America, forging a counterculture known as 'hobohemia'. This work tells the epic story of hobohemia, drawing a new interpretation of the American century in the process.

Todd DePastino is the author of Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America and Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front, and the editor of the cartoon collections Willie & Joe: The WWII Years and Willie & Joe: Back Home. He teaches history and writes and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Rise of Hobohemia, 1870-1920
"The Great Army of Tramps" The Making of America's Tramp ArmyTasting from the "Fountain of Indolence": Origin Myths of Tramping
The Other Side of the Road"The Broken Home Circle"From Patriarch to Pariah"From the Fraternity of Haut Beaus"
"Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!"The Opening of the Wageworkers' FrontierThe Main Stem"(White) Man's Country"Hobosexuality
Hobohemia and Homelessness in the Early Twentieth Century
The Politics of HobohemiaOrganizing the Main Stem"The Song of the Jungles"
"A Civilization without Homes"Reforming the Main StemThe "Hotel Spirit"The Comic Tramp
Resettling the Hobo Army, 1920-1980
The Decline and Fall of HobohemiaThe Closing of the Wageworker's FrontierContesting Hobohemia
Forgotten MenA New Deal for the American HomelessFolklores of Homelessness
Coming HomeThe Decline and Fall of Skid RowDharma Bums and Easy Riders
The Enduring Legacy: Homelessness and American Culture Since 1980
Rediscovering HomelessnessThe New HomelessRomancing the Road, Surviving the Streets
Notes
Index

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