Authors

Rebecca S. Duffy '16, Gettysburg College

Jill Ogline Titus, Gettysburg College

Editor

Shannon Egan, Gettysburg College

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Description

Following the Industrial Revolution in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, countries such as the United States and England experienced a widening gap between the rich industrialists and the impoverished working class. As a result, poverty quickly shifted from a localized problem to a national epidemic. Each country was faced with the challenges of addressing and alleviating poverty on a national scale. With a limited amount of resources, questions arose about who should receive relief. What should it look like? How should it be administered? And how would poverty and policy affect political, economic, social and familial structures? [excerpt]

Publication Date

2015

Publisher

Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College

City

Gettysburg, PA

Keywords

industrialization, child labor, immigrants, working class, child poverty

Department

Art

Comments

"Pray for the People Who Feed You": Voices of Pauper Children in the Industrial Age was on exhibition at the Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College, September 9 - October 24, 2015.

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