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This Business of Relief: Confronting Poverty in a Southern City, 1740-1940

by Green, Elna C.
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Retail Price: $22.95
Issue: Summer 2004
ISBN: 082032552X

Covering three centuries of history, Elna C. Green's study runs the full gamut of historical forces that have shaped poverty in the south. She addresses a variety of social welfare programs that have been attempted in the south. Her book is divided into historical periods such as The Civil War: Redefining the Worthy' Poor and Reconstruction: The Contest over Poor Relief.

review of This Business of Relief: Confronting Poverty in a Southern City, 1740-1940, by Green, Elna C., Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2004).