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Dictionaries of Homelessness

Julie Coleman

in A History of Cant and Slang Dictionaries: Volume III: 1859-1936

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549375
eISBN:
9780191720772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549375.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Lexicography

This chapter looks at some of the consequences of the First World War by grouping together dictionaries of the homeless. The earliest deal with the carefree life of the hobo, a popular figure in the ... More


Drift: Illicit Mobility and Uncertain Knowledge

Jeff Ferrell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295544
eISBN:
9780520968271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295544.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This is a book about drift and drifters—about the ways in which dislocation and disorientation can become phenomena in their own right. Locating drift within social, political, and spatial theory, ... More


Forgotten Men

in Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143781
eISBN:
9780226143804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143804.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the New Deal for the American hoboes and folkloreness of homelessness. Three weeks after a buoyant Franklin Roosevelt rode to his inauguration with a dour-looking Herbert ... More


The Decline and Fall of Hobohemia

in Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143781
eISBN:
9780226143804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143804.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the decline and fall of hobohemia. World War I had not only prompted a devastating crackdown on hobo political organizations, it had also accelerated long-term social and ... More


Reinduction

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0014
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The Western Pacific Railroad no longer exists. Years before, it had been taken over by the Union Pacific Railroad. The engine repair shops had been torn down. Only the mainline track and a few ... More


Coda

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0030
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

Sacramento may be the capital of California, but the city has a long history of a hardscrabble underbelly. Among the attractions are the waterways that run through the city—the clear American and the ... More


On Becoming a Hobo

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on how the authors reached a pact to document stories ignored by most others in the media—about the poor, workers, and outcasts. They started with a wino story, which ran with a ... More


New Timer

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The night the authors, Dale Maharidge and Michael S. Williamson, left Youngstown, they traveled through Kentucky in heavy rain. They later traveled by train across Kansas through a late season ... More


“Hallelujah! I’m a Bum”/“The Bum Song”: “Mac” (Harry McClintock) Victor 21343

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0026
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses Harry “Mac” McClintock, “Hallelujah! I’m a Bum”, “The Bum Song”, and hobo songs


Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America

Todd DePastino

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143781
eISBN:
9780226143804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143804.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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.” ... More


Reimagined Old-Time Music Cultures in the Trainhopping Punk Rock South

Daniel S. Margolies

in Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631677
eISBN:
9781469631691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the first consideration of a little known network of radical musicians which has coalesced in the last decade into a vibrant new subculture within the broader (but still ... More


“Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!”

in Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143781
eISBN:
9780226143804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143804.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the cultures and ethical codes of hoboes. Like the great army of tramps, the most striking feature of this hobo community was its unprecedented mobility. To facilitate extreme ... More


The Politics of Hobohemia

in Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143781
eISBN:
9780226143804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143804.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the politics of hobohemia. The same anonymity and freedom from supervision that attracted hoboes to slave market districts also drew the Wobblies, for only in the city could ... More


“A Civilization Without Homes”

in Citizen Hobo: How a Century of Homelessness Shaped America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226143781
eISBN:
9780226143804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226143804.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the civilization of hoboes. The new work on urban homelessness that culminated in the publication of The Hobo represented a dramatic departure from the underlying assumptions ... More


Hobo History

Jeff Ferrell

in Drift: Illicit Mobility and Uncertain Knowledge

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295544
eISBN:
9780520968271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295544.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter begins by exploring the concept and practice of vagrancy, tracing the historical evolution of vagrancy laws, their twined illegalities of poverty and mobility, and their relevance in the ... More


Vagabondage and Efficiency: The 1920s

Mark Pittenger

in Class Unknown: Undercover Investigations of American Work and Poverty from the Progressive Era to the Present

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767405
eISBN:
9780814724293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767405.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines how undercover investigation ushered in a “New Era” of postwar labor militancy and 1920s industrial psychology, personnel management, and romantic vagabondage. It considers ... More


Hobos in Heaven

Kelly Lytle Hernández

in City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631189
eISBN:
9781469631202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631189.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 moves deeper into the U.S. era, chronicling how, between the 1880s and 1910s, authorities in Los Angeles redirected and expanded the city’s carceral capacity. They did so while targeting a ... More


You Never Have to Drive Very Far to Find a Hitchhiker

Jack Reid

in Roadside Americans: The Rise and Fall of Hitchhiking in a Changing Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655000
eISBN:
9781469655024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655000.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Beginning with a story of Ronald Reagan hitchhiking in his youth, this chapter introduces the book’s topic, central arguments, historiography, and source base. The book covers the history of ... More


The New Hobos

Teresa Gowan

in Hobos, Hustlers, and Backsliders: Homeless in San Francisco

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648696
eISBN:
9781452946351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648696.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter takes a look at San Francisco’s lively and harmonious homeless subculture built around recycling, through which hundreds of homeless pros laid claim to old-fashioned blue-collar ... More


Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano

Robert Cohen

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195060997
eISBN:
9780197561072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195060997.003.0006
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Herbert Hoover’s America was a dismal place in 1931. The president had failed to end or even mitigate the economic crisis, which began with the stock market crash of 1929. Unemployment had spiraled ... More


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