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Document Type

Article

Media Type

Text

Abstract

This article reviews the development of poor relief laws from 1790 to 1820. The scope of the article will survey the laws affecting the poor people developed by the states as they joined the union and by the federal government. The author also sketches out common themes that developed through the legislation during this time period Moreover, the articles tracks the influence of English poor laws and early legislative experiences in this area of the law.

First Page

1

Last Page

98

Publication Date

11-1-1997

Department

Other

ISSN

0734-1490

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University Law Review

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Law Commons

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