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Working-Class Poverty

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034867
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038674 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0001
Working-Class Poverty

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This chapter throws light on the personal and family background of labor activist Ellen Dawson. Dawson was brought up in a working-class background. Like the vast majority of working-class families of the period, the Dawsons were trapped in a day-to-day, hand-to-mouth existence where survival was often their sole objective. Unquestionably, the Dawson family was at the very bottom of the Scottish working class. They were among the poorest of Britain's working poor.

Keywords: working class; Dawsons; family; Scotland; working poor; Ellen Dawson

Chapter.  3217 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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