Week 5: Reviewing the Poor Farm Project

Tuesday, February 16

During class we got oriented to the previous work done by #DH classes on the Butler County Poor Farm Project and used Hypothesis to offer feedback and brainstorm on new directions for the project.

Thursday, February 18

For this class period, read the chapter below. Use Hypothesis to add annotations, with a particular eye to historical questions and arguments made by Katz that might also spark our own thinking about the class project

Chapter 1 from Katz, Michael B. In the Shadow Of the Poorhouse: A Social History Of Welfare In America,. Basic Books, 1996.