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Published: 05 August 2021 (Estimated)

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780197515433

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How Welfare Worked in the Early United States

Five Microhistories

Gabriel J. Loiacono

  • Traces the lives of five people who gave or received poor relief in early America
  • Explains the relief systems implemented by the government and utilized by millions of citizens between the Revolutionary War and 1850
  • Provides a narrative scholarly argument about the importance of local government and welfare throughout the nation's history