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Vagrants and Vagabonds: Poverty and Mobility in the Early American Republic

By: N/A

Price: $34.95

Seller ID: 845255

ISBN: 1479845256

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New Homes For Old

By: Sophonisba P. Breckinridge; With A New introduction by Steven J. Diner.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Transaction Publishers: c2001

Seller ID: 80607X

ISBN: 076580607X

Condition: 355 pages, paperback, Transaction Publishers

New Homes for Old was one of ten volumes published by the Carnegie Corporation on "Methods of Americanization." Reappearing near the end of four decades of massive immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe, the volumes were "to give as clear a notion as possible of the methods of the agencies actually at work in this field." Breckenridge's volume considers the immigrant homes and family life. Sophonisba Breckenridge was a major figure in the remarkable circle of women associated with Jane Addams's Hull House. She played a leading role in Progressive Era social research and in the devel... View more info