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The Tramp in America - a book by Cresswell, Tim

The Tramp in America

The Tramp in America( )
Author: Cresswell, Tim
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Reaktion Books, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $35.00
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This book provides the first account of the invention of the tramp as a social type in the United States between the 1870s and the 1930s. Tim Cresswell considers the ways in which the tramp was imagined and described and how, by World War II, it was being reclassified and rendered invisible. He describes the "tramp scare" of the late nineteenth century and explores the assumption that tramps were invariably male and therefore a threat to women. Cresswell also examines tramps as...
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Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Sociology / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.7 Inches

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