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Cover Art
Author Gypsy Moon.

Title Done and been : steel rail chronicles of American hobos / Gypsy Moon.

Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.568 GYPS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 197 pages, 2 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [199]).
Contents A Hobo's Daughter -- 1. A Short Course in Hoe Boy History and Philosophy -- 2. Rail Tales: Oral Histories of American Hobos -- 3. From the Personal Journals of a Hobo Queen: On the Road -- Hot Off the Jungle Fires: Hobo Recipes -- Signs of the Road.
Summary Hobos are part of the history of railroading in America. Committed to the work ethic, but also restless and eager for adventure, these knights of the iron rails developed a lifestyle and a community based on their search for work and their love of adventure. Jacqueline Schmidt, who was later elected a Queen of the Hobos, has collected their stories in this fascinating volume. She has also teamed up with modern-day hobos to ride the rails in search of adventure and self-knowledge. Her book gives us a history of hobos, a collection of fascinating stories, an account of what it is like for a middle-class woman to take to the dangerous pastime of hoboing, and a delicious collection of hobo recipes.
Subject Tramps -- United States -- History.
Tramps -- United States -- Interviews.
ISBN 025332985X (cl : alk. paper)
0253210356 (pa : alk. paper)