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The Resource The poorhouses of Massachusetts : a cultural and architectural history, Heli Meltsner

The poorhouses of Massachusetts : a cultural and architectural history, Heli Meltsner

Label
The poorhouses of Massachusetts : a cultural and architectural history
Title
The poorhouses of Massachusetts
Title remainder
a cultural and architectural history
Statement of responsibility
Heli Meltsner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meltsner, Heli
Dewey number
362.5/8509744
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV63.U6
LC item number
M45 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Almshouses
  • Poor
  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts
  • Public welfare
  • Almshouses
  • Historic buildings
  • Architecture
  • Massachusetts
  • Almshouses
  • Architecture
  • Historic buildings
  • Poor
  • Public welfare
  • Social history
  • Social policy
  • Massachusetts
Label
The poorhouses of Massachusetts : a cultural and architectural history, Heli Meltsner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn770876341
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780786466443
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012007555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)770876341
  • (Sirsi) a1766420
Label
The poorhouses of Massachusetts : a cultural and architectural history, Heli Meltsner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn770876341
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780786466443
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012007555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)770876341
  • (Sirsi) a1766420

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