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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States

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2005
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History, Regional and National History
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3,562 words

“Poverty” refers to a situation of scarcity or need for a family or person. Whether someone is cataloged as poor

Poverty

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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History, Regional and National History
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825 words

In the nineteenth century poverty was widely regarded as the result of moral failure. Those who were poor had become

Poverty

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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2003
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History, Regional and National History
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1,183 words

has been a constant, but reluctantly acknowledged, feature of Australian society since 1788. Imperial statesmen conceived Australia as a

Poverty.

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Michael B. Katz

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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2004
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History, Regional and National History
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Poverty has always been a serious problem in America. Throughout its history, large numbers of Americans have been unable to purchase food, shelter, and clothing, or to achieve a ... More
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Judith Fingard

The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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2004
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979 words
The experience of poverty in Canada is defined by three historical periods: the years before the welfare state (until the 1940s), the years marked by the flowering of the welfare state ... More

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