Over the Hill to the Poor Farm: Rural History Almost Forgotten

Michael R. Daley, Peggy Pittman-Munke


Poor farms were important rural institutions that cared for a wide range of poor and dependent people in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Yet today they are little remembered.  This manuscript discusses these poor farms, their function, operation, who they served, and they relate to modern day social welfare


Poor Farms, Rural Social Welfare, Rural Social Work, Social Welfare History

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