Article

"A Flight of Alien, Unclean Birds": The Mobility of Hobo Labor in Iowa 1870s-1910s

Author: Nathan Tye

  • "A Flight of Alien, Unclean Birds": The Mobility of Hobo Labor in Iowa 1870s-1910s

    Article

    "A Flight of Alien, Unclean Birds": The Mobility of Hobo Labor in Iowa 1870s-1910s

    Author:

Abstract

NATHAN TYE explores the place of hobos in Iowa during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He argues that transitory workers' illicit rail travel, apparent disconnection from society, and sudden arrival and departure unsettled rural and urban lowans and that hobos' efforts to advocate and organize publicly elicited strong responses from legislators, law enforcement, editorialists, and even the Iowa Supreme Court

How to Cite:

Tye, N., (2022) “"A Flight of Alien, Unclean Birds": The Mobility of Hobo Labor in Iowa 1870s-1910s”, The Annals of Iowa 81(2), 149–182. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/0003-4827.31948

Rights: Copyright © 2022 State Historical Society of Iowa. This article is posted here for personal use, not for redistribution.

Downloads:
Download PDF
View PDF

440 Views

44 Downloads

Published on
15 Apr 2022
Peer Reviewed