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A Wholesome Horror (2nd edition)

Poor Houses in Nova Scotia

Nimbus Publishing

A history of poor houses in Nova Scotia, the laws governing them, the people who lived and worked in them, their treatment, and some events of note. This 2nd edition includes new chapters on the auctioning off of the poor, children in poor houses, women in poor houses, the harmless insane, seniors on poor farms, and stories of poor house inmates. It also includes more information on the poor houses enumerated in the book and more images of the Province's poor houses.