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  • 3 Sep 2020

    Labor, Poverty, and Power

    Countries around the world are struggling with the economic repercussions of the pandemic, and the United States in particular has recorded levels of unemployment not seen since the Great Depression. While the CARES Act, passed by Congress and signed by President Trump in March, provided $600/week in supplemental income to some workers, this benefit lapsed at […]

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  • 28 May 2020
    Ankhi Mukherjee

    Between Poverty and Pathology

    The first sight accosting me on May 9, 2020, as I turned to the news from India, was the image of rotis (flatbreads), some still aggregated in the thin piles in which they were being transported, lying helter-skelter on railway lines. 16 migrant workers had been mowed down by an empty goods train the previous […]

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  • 19 Oct 2013
    painting of a clothing seller

    Dr Vivienne Richmond on Clothing the Poor

    In an exclusive interview here, Dr Vivienne Richmond, author of Clothing the Poor in Nineteenth-Century England, gives readers further insights into her research and demonstrates the power of clothing in the lives of the poor of nineteenth-century England.

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