Hoboes wandering in America, 1870-1940

Title Hoboes wandering in America, 1870-1940
Names Wormser, Richard.
Book Number DB041069
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation Portrait of wanderers known as hoboes, tramps, and bums, whose lives were closely tied to the expansion and decline of the railroads in America. The wanderers, mostly men, made up their own language, signals, codes, songs, and customs as they traveled about, usually looking for work. Though romanticized at times, the wandering life was often dangerous. For grades 6-9 and older readers.
Narrator Sullivan, Nick.
Local Subject General Non-Fiction - GNF
Social sciences - Social groups - 305
LC Subject Tramps - United States - History - Juvenile literature
Unemployment - United States - History - Juvenile literature
United States - Economic conditions - Juvenile literature
United States - Social conditions - Juvenile literature
Downloadable books
Talking books
Language English
Released 2017
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 2017.
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