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Hobo college

James Eads How, known as the Millionaire Hobo, founded a series of “colleges” to house, feed, and educate the hobos of America.

Hobos

Library of Congress [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

These colleges were housed in rented buildings, usually over winter, and featured lectures in the evenings on topics such asĀ “basic social science, industrial law, vagrancy laws, public speaking, searching for jobs, venereal disease […] philosophy, literature and religion.”

Categories: Education History Modern history North & Central America

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