Boy and Girl Tramps of America

Boy and Girl Tramps of America

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  • Hardback | 296 pages
  • 150 x 230mm | 408g
  • University of Washington Press
  • Seattle, United States
  • New edition
  • tabs.
  • 0295954507
  • 9780295954509

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Here's a significant contribution to an understanding of the "youth movement" in America, a book of sociological and humanitarian interest, and a revelation of what can go on at our very doors, while we sit by and casually accept the existence of such evils. This is a symposium of case histories of the boys and girls on the road today, the country over. The stories were secured at first hand - the author followed the example of "Josiah Flint" a generation ago, and tramped with the tramps. Taken together, these brief histories give a vivid and heartbreaking picture of the life these boys and girls are leading, of the inadequacy of our social agencies to cope with the problem, of their problems of shelter, food, transportation, sex and education. A book for not only social workers and humanitarians everywhere, but for men and women who would know what goes on below the surface. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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