eBook Homelessness: A Documentary and Reference Guide, 1st Edition

  • Neil Larry Shumsky Virginia Polytechnic Institute
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  • ISBN-10: 0313377014
  • ISBN-13: 9780313377013
  • DDC: 362.5
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 389 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This book presents an unflinching investigation of homelessness in the United States -- a problem that has been with us since the arrival of the first English settlers nearly 400 years ago.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Reader’s Guide to Documents and Sidebars.
Introduction.
1: Prologue: Vagabonds in England.
2: Words and Numbers.
3: Words.
4: Numbers.
5: Hoboes, Tramps, and Bums, 1790–1930.
6: Ben Reitman Defines Hobo, Tramp, and Bum.
7: Jack London Explains “The Rods”.
8: Train Jumping.
9: A Migrant Farm Worker.
10: The Extent of the Problem, 1890–1925.
11: Country Lodgings.
12: The Stem, or Main Stem.
13: The Hobo Jungle.
14: “Tramp-Speak” and the Hobo Subculture.
15: Hobo Songs.
16: Hobo Politics.
17: The Hobo College.
18: Hobohemia Disappears.
19: Migrants and Transients, 1930–1960.
20: On the Farm.
21: In the City.
22: Bonus Army.
23: FERA and FTP.
24: Bum Brigade.
25: Squatters.
26: Weedpatch Camp.
27: Hooverville.
28: Picking Grapes in Lodi.
29: Arts and Culture.
30: Liquidating the Federal Transient Program.
31: Street People, Bag Ladies, and Homeless People.
32: Charles Dickens Coins the Word.
33: Congress Defines Homeless.
34: Mitch Snyder Claims “Millions”.
35: HUD Disagrees Sharply.
36: Making Sense of the Conflict.
37: The Number of Homeless.
38: An Overview of the Homeless Population Today.
39: Special Populations of Homeless People.
40: Homeless Children and their Families.
41: Homeless Veterans.
42: Homeless People in Rural Areas.
43: Homeless People of Color.
44: Homeless Latinos and a Different Perspective.
45: Staying Alive—Homeless People Cope.
46: Housing for the Homeless.
47: Criminalizing the Homeless.
48: Washington Takes the Lead.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.