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category: Social Science
published: May 2018
ISBN:9780986873355
publisher: H M Scott Smith

A Wholesome Horror

Poor Houses in Nova Scotia

by Brenda Thompson

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list price: $15.95
edition:Paperback
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category: Social Science
published: May 2018
ISBN:9780986873355
publisher: H M Scott Smith
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Brenda Thompson's poignant treatise on the treatment of the poor in Nova Scotia and the evolution of private and government-subsidized poor houses. None of these 32 buildings remain. This is a very important book that makes us pause and ask serious questions.

About the Author
Brenda Thompson has been an anti-poverty activist and writer for more than 30 years. She holds a Masters degree in Sociology from Acadia University and, as a former ‘welfare mother’ and lifetime low wage earner, she has lived with poverty issues firsthand. Living in the Annapolis Royal area of Nova Scotia, she has discovered a passion for local history.
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