Model: ST/SS0020
ISBN: 9789764101765
Price: $0.00JMD
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Among the publications on Jamaica at the turn of the 20th century, there has rarely been a focus on the condition of some of the island's poorest citizens. This book reveals the extremely poor state of housing that affected the quality of life for so many and the desperation that stalked numerous persons whose next meals were unsure. However, it also indicates that in the midst of myriad cases of chronic illness and destitution, there were attempts among those who had little to assist those in even more wretched situations. The poor relief system and the charity work of various organizations and churches were also examined as were some of the customs that accompanied daily life in the city. This work provides an opportunity for scholars and general readers to explore the experiences of some of Jamaica's most marginal citizens, and to walk with the contemporary observers through the streets and lanes of 'squalid Kingston'.