Jesse James (Chelsea House Library of Biographies)

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And they had not significantly reduced the numbers of the "unworthy poor" nor eliminated the need for "outdoor relief". [ This was public assistance given to those living outside the poorhouses. Some merely wanted stronger elected assemblies and a system of government more like Britain’s. Although slavery was abolished in America a long time ago, Immigration is still a major problem in America. The Grange also provided a very important social outlet for farm women, one that allowed them to participate as equals in an organization that attempted to directly improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Pages: 111

Publisher: Chelsea House Publications (December 1992)

ISBN: 0791017370

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