Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Very good condition book in damaged dj; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. DJ is poor with a complex open/closed tear bottom edge rear. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1971. Hardcover w / dustjacket.
Very Good. Clipped, good DJ. From the inside cover: "Inspiring as it may be to think of early America as an open and mobile society-a land of opportunity where land was cheap, labor scarce, and wages high-a close look at the realities of life in America in any particular historical period shows that the opposite was more often true. From a variety of original sources-almshouse records, newspaper accounts, state and local poor laws, and the minutes of philanthropic organizations-the author is able to bring into view, in very human terms, the underside of existence in preindustrial New York. He shows in concrete detail how the city tried to help its destitute citizens, and also how social and religious attitudes toward the poor, inherited from traditional English and Colonial cultures, took on a humanitarian rationale and a moralistic tone that served to disguise the true dynamics of poverty."
Tables and Maps. Very Good in Very Good jacket. 8 vo. First Edition, First Printing; dj w/lite wear, price clipped; ownr's name; 318 clean, unmarked pages/index...From a variety of original sources--almshouse records, newspaper accounts, state and local poor laws, and the minutes of philanthropic organizations--the author is able to bring into view, in very human terms, the underside of existence in pre-industrial New York.
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