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One Means Of Preventing Pauperism
To rescue these unfortunate beings and to save the industrious part of the community from the burden of their support, “Reformatories” should be established, to which all women under thirty, when arrested for misdemeanors, or upon the birth of a second illegitimate child, should be committed for very long periods (not as a punishment, but for the same reason that the insane are sent to an asylum), and where they should be subject to such a physical, moral and intellectual training as would re-create them...
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Title: One Means Of Preventing Pauperism
Creator: Josephine Shaw Lowell (author)
Date: 1879
Format: Conference Paper
Publication: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference of Charities
Publisher: A. Williams & Company, Boston
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: pp.189-200
Keywords: Almshouses; Children; Cognitive Disability; Crime; Eugenics; Feeblemindedness; Government Agencies; Heredity; Ideologies; Insanity; Institutions; Jukes; Laws & Regulation; Legislation; National Conference Of Charities; New York; Policy; Poverty; Prison; Prostitution; Psychiatric Disability; Public Health & Welfare; Reproduction; Richard L. Dugdale; Segregation; Sexuality; Social Welfare & Communities; Women & Gender
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Social Movements & Advocacy