The Tramp at Home

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Harper & Brothers, 1889 - Hawaii - 296 pages
Author was deputed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to examine into the condition of working-women in large American cities. Areas visited include New York, New England, New Orleans, Texas, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Hawaii.

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