Begging in America, 1850-1940

Begging in America, 1850-1940

The Needy, the Frauds, the Charities and the Law

Book - 2011
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Explores begging and beggars in the period 1850 to 1940, with emphasis on how the police, the courts, the media and private charity organizations dealt with the issue. Efforts to suppress mendicancy are explored, including legislation, police crackdowns, and public vouchers for meals and shelter.
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2011
ISBN: 9780786465699
Branch Call Number: 362.50973 S45b
Characteristics: v, 202 p. ; 23 cm

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