Poorhouse America's Forgotten Institution

ISBN-10: 0742529452
ISBN-13: 9780742529458
Edition: 2005
Authors: David Wagner
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

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.

David Wagner is Professor of Social Work and Sociology at the University of Southern Maine and author of five previous books including the C. Wright Mills award-winning Checkerboard Square: Culture and Resistance in a Homeless Community and most recently, The Poorhouse: America's Forgotten Institution.

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What the forefathers had in mind : the purpose and contradictions of the poorhouse
Undermining the poorhouse : long- and short-term inmates in the late nineteenth century
Inmates, overseers, and the politics of the poorhouse
The long end : inmates in the twentieth-century poorhouse
Matrons, doctors, staff, and the end of the poorhouse
The ironies of history : the return of the poorhouse

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