Rebecca S. Duffy '16, Gettysburg College
Jill Ogline Titus, Gettysburg College
Shannon Egan, Gettysburg College
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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]
Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College
industrialization, child labor, immigrants, working class, child poverty
Duffy, Rebecca S. and Titus, Jill Ogline, ""Pray for the People Who Feed You": Voices of Pauper Children in the Industrial Age" (2015). Schmucker Art Catalogs. 17.