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Pauper

A very poor person, especially one reliant on government benefits or charity. A pauper may be able to file a lawsuit without paying filing fees.
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The Society for the Prevention of Pauperism linked the immigrant with poverty and vice (Society for the Prevention of Pauperism in the City of New York 1820, 17).
The convergence between Bosma and Raben and Stoler on this point suggests that doctrinaire insistence on the steady prominence of race over class, or class over race, may be futile, perhaps even ahistorical, when discussing long periods (like 'the nineteenth century'), or dissimilar issues (elite debates on what to do about Indo-European pauperism, versus marriage and migration customs within the governing classes).
They deplore the permanent state of pauperism upon which the industrial order is built, the "perturbation morale" and "pulverisation sociale" that results, and the growing gap among classes that characterizes the modernization of French society (55)Basabose argues that the Exposition gave rise to a realist discourse within the pages of the Revue which "accule a la reconnaissance d'une atonie sociale par laquelle les desherites du systeme en vigueur restent des loques humaines" (57).
In some sense, it is the raw existence of the forest itself--its alternate ecology of wood, not fossil fuels, where individuals play a direct role in obtaining their own subsistence and where pauperism is therefore absent--that acts as a topographical reminder of alternatives to the reigning order of commodified labor.
In an all-embracing statement the Moral Reform League said that the liquor traffic "is the source of all political corruption, causes of war and pauperism, the lawlessness and crime, of immorality and vice, of disease and death, of ruined homes and blighted souls.
New social formations became haunted by the crisis of pauperism, and defined in terms of cultural deficiency and the failure of social reproduction, as opposed to political and economic terms.
The perception was fading that "home was where the sick should be treated and hospitals were associated with pauperism and death".
You and your descendants will have to ascertain whether this great mass will hold together under the forms of a republic, and the despotic reality of universal suffrage; whether states' rights will hold out against centralized bureaucracy; and as population thickens in your great cities, and the pressure of want is felt, the gaunt spectre of pauperism will stalk you, and communism and socialism will claim to be heard.
An Investigation into the Causes of Changes in Pauperism in England, Chiefly During the Last Two Intercensal Decades (Part I.
97) The report lumped together as allied conditions epilepsy, lewdness, paralysis, stillbirth, defective eyesight, tuberculosis, syphilis, pauperism, sexual immorality, and nervousness.
At the same time, reformation objectives are also accomplished based on the same theory that justified the control of pauperism.
Anderson carried out his study, entitled Children Rescued from Pauperism or the Boarding-Out System, in the Borders of Scotland.