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The Poorhouses of Massachusetts

A Cultural and Architectural History
Meltsner, Heli (Book - 2012 )
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"This volume details the rise and decline of poorhouses in Massachusetts, painting a portrait of life inside these institutions and revealing a history of political and social turmoil over issues that still dominate the conversation about welfare recipients today. This work also provides photographs and histories of dozens of former poorhouses across the state, some still stand"--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Meltsner, Heli
Title: The poorhouses of Massachusetts
a cultural and architectural history
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, c2012
Characteristics: xii, 235 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Contents: The English Heritage and Early Massachusetts Welfare
Poorhouse, Workhouse and Almshouse : 1660-1821
The Town Farm Initiative and the Town-State Dance : 1822-1862
The Town Farm Organization and Experience
From Almshouse to Infirmary : 1863-the Present
The Architecture of Municipal Building for Paupers
Tramps and Tramp Houses
The Surviving Almshouses, Infirmaries and Tramp Houses Erected by Cities and Towns
Appendix A: Surviving Almshouses, Infirmaries and Tramp Houses in Massachusetts
Appendix B: Massachusetts Almshouses Before 1920
Appendix C: Number of Almshouses by Year
Appendix D: Place Names Commemorating Almshouses, Town Farms and Poorhouses
Summary: "This volume details the rise and decline of poorhouses in Massachusetts, painting a portrait of life inside these institutions and revealing a history of political and social turmoil over issues that still dominate the conversation about welfare recipients today. This work also provides photographs and histories of dozens of former poorhouses across the state, some still stand"--Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 0786466448
9780786466443
Branch Call Number: HV63.U6 M45 2012
Statement of Responsibility: Heli Meltsner
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-225) and index
Subject Headings: Massachusetts History, Local Massachusetts Social policy Massachusetts Social conditions Architecture Massachusetts Historic buildings Massachusetts Almshouses Massachusetts Public welfare Massachusetts History Poor Massachusetts History Almshouses Massachusetts History
Topical Term: Architecture
Historic buildings
Almshouses
Public welfare
Poor
Almshouses
LCCN: 2012007555
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