Citizen hobo : how a century of homelessness shaped America

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  • University press scholarship online.
  • Chicago : University of Chicago Press 2005, c2003
Physical description
1 online resource (353 p.)
  • 1-282-55586-3
  • 9786612555862
  • 0-226-14380-5
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Original electronic resource Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Ebrary eBook
  • Description based on print version record.
  • Specialized.
  • pt. 1. The rise of hobohemia, 1870-1920 -- pt. 2. Hobohemia and homelessness in the early twentieth century -- pt. 3. Resettling the hobo army, 1920-1980 -- pt. 4. The enduring legacy : homelessness and American culture since 1980.
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  • In the years following the Civil War, a veritable army of homeless men swept across America's ""wageworkers' frontier"" and forged a beguiling and bedeviling counterculture known as ""hobohemia."" Celebrating unfettered masculinity and jealously guarding the American road as the preserve of white manhood, hoboes took command of downtown districts and swaggered onto center stage of the new urban culture. Less obviously, perhaps, they also staked their own claims on the American polity, claims that would in fact transform the very entitlements of American citizenship.In this eye-open