Crime Of Poverty

Henry George, author of the popular 1879 book Progress and Poverty, argued that a “crime of poverty” existed in America during the Gilded Age. What was this crime? Provide examples from Howard Zinn in A People’s History to support this statement. Might the description still be applicable to American society today? Explain.

Has history taught us anything about which strategies are and are not effective in fighting against this "crime"? Give examples from the Zinn text to support your thoughts.

Claudia Zelaya

Ryanne Moore

Terik Salley

Joshua Noel

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