The Poorhouse: America's Forgotten Institution

The Poorhouse: America's Forgotten Institution

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'… (more)

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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 17, 2005)

Parent ISBN: 9780742529458

Page count: 200 pages

Language: English

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