By: Brown, Lorne

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0920057772 208 pages including footnotes and black and white photographs. Backbreaking work for slave wages in labour camps - that was the government's response to thousands of young men looking for jobs in the Dirty Thirties. This historical account tells the little-known story of the jobless who drifted across the country during the Depression and were drawn into the work camps - offered poor food, mass shelter, and a few pennies a day in exchange for doney work on major government projects. Records the desperation, disillusionment, and rebellion of these welfare inmates, and the repressive shameful way in which the politicians and government authorities tried to keep the situation under control. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Excellent copy.