DOI

10.17077/etd.v4vpufgc

Document Type

Dissertation

Date of Degree

Summer 2013

Access Restrictions

Access restricted until 08/31/2020

Degree Name

PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Degree In

History

First Advisor

Kerber, Linda K.

Second Advisor

Midtrød, Tom Arne

First Committee Member

Kerber, Linda K.

Second Committee Member

Midtrød, Tom Arne

Third Committee Member

Schoen, Johanna

Fourth Committee Member

Greenough, Paul

Fifth Committee Member

Vlastos, Stephen

Sixth Committee Member

Prussing, Erica

Abstract

This is a study of eighteenth-century local care networks in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The letters and petitions of desperate women and men document the channels those in need travelled. Details of sufferers' lives and their interactions with town authorities and care providers illuminate community-based relief pathways. Mapping the geography of poor relief through the experiences of individuals illuminate vibrant networks of local relief channels that sufferers not only knew about, but contributed to in an active way.

Pages

x, 206 pages

Bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-206).

Copyright

Copyright © 2013 Angela Miller Keysor

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