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ERIC Number: EJ779968
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0275-7664
Relief for Wanderers: The Transient Service in Kansas, 1933-35
Fearon, Peter
Great Plains Quarterly, v26 n4 p245-264 Fall 2006
Located at the crossroads of America, Kansas had long experience of interstate migrants. For many decades armies of workers had entered the state to pursue the harvest of a number of crops, or to pick up whatever work was available on their way west in pursuit of a more rewarding life. The U.S. population was highly mobile and migration played an essential role in a vigorously expanding economy. Ailing transients, especially tubercular cases, had as their destination the pure, dry air of the Southwest. To these we can add indeterminate numbers of seasonal workers, ex-veterans, homeless boys, peddlers, beggars, and rootless individuals, some of who had recently been discharged from prisons or from other institutions. During the Depression, the New Deal initiative made federal grants available for the relief of needy people. This article looks at that transient program in Kansas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas