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New England Chattels; Or, Life In The Northern Poor-house
But it is enough, that the old rural poor-house system, in its denial of citizenship; the sale of the poor to the lowest bidder as chattels, the compulsory labor it permits; the degradation it winks at; the heartlessness and cruelty it cultivates, is a NORTHERN INSTITUTION, hard by the free press, the free soil, the free school, the church of Jesus Christ the Son of God....
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Title: New England Chattels; Or, Life In The Northern Poor-house
Creator: Samuel H. Elliot (author)
Date: 1858
Format: Book
Publisher: H. Dayton, New York
Source: Available at selected libraries
Keywords: Abuse; Aging; Alcohol; Almshouses; Architecture; Assistive Technology; Benevolence; Blind; Children; Civil Liberties & Rights; Clothing; Crime; Cripple; Crutch; Death; Disease; Economics; Food; Government; Government Agencies; Immigration; Industry; Institutions; Labor; Neglect; Physical Disability; Policy; Poverty; Public Health & Welfare; Religion; Sensory Disability; Social Welfare; Social Welfare & Communities; Social Welfare & Employment; Work
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy

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