Hard Travellin': The Hobo and his History

  • Title: Hard Travellin': The Hobo and his History
  • Author: Kenneth Allsop
  • ISBN: 9780340025727
  • Page: 425
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    1. THE BUMPER BOOK OF BUMS Kenneth Allsops 1967 book "Hard Travellin': The History of the Migrant Worker" has sadly been out of print for over a dozen years. It is a lyrical account of the American migrant worker from the early years of American independence to the period when the author put pen to paper.Allsop weaves his way between the idealised myth of the Hobo and the shadowy depictions of him as a threat to the established order to get at the real man or woman, or not infrequently the boy or g [...]

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    2. Okay let's face it with this one, too. More so, even, than the JEOPARDY! book that I just, at long last, marked as "read" to get it out of my "currently-reading" list. I got to page 186 of 436 in this, and it was reasonably interesting reading. However, I wasn't making much progress on it, and I don't have my own copy, so it went back to the library eventually and I didn't manage to get it again. If I did own a copy, I'd be much more inclined to finish it. I guess I was looking more for depictio [...]

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    3. There is some very interesting material in this book, and Allsop's analysis of the hobo as a byproduct of the American economic system is well-presented. His overview of how migratory workers - farmhands, lumberjacks, railroad workers, miners and others - are used by industry and then discarded is compelling reading. Similarly his discussion of the tension between the American need for rootedness and stability and the seemingly equal imperative for mobility and the desire to discover what lies b [...]

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    4. Indispensable--as is the hobo history by Roger Bruns.

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    5. Not what I thought it was going to be. Not really on my recommend to others list.

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