By Stephen Pimpare
Through prodigious archival examine and lucid research, Pimpare info the ways that charity and relief for the terrible were inseparable, commonly, from the scorn and disapproval of these who might support them. within the wealthy and sometimes miraculous old stories he has accumulated from the bad in the USA, Pimpare overturns any easy conclusions approximately how the negative see themselves or what it sounds like to be poorand he exhibits sincerely that the negative are all too usually conscious that charity comes with a cost. it really is that cost that Pimpare eloquently questions during this ebook, reminding us via strong anecdotes, a few heart-wrenching and a few unusually funny, that poverty isn't easily an ethical failure.
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