Josiah Flynt

Josiah Flynt
Josiah Flynt explores the life of a German tramp.
Josiah Flynt
Flynt writes about the "railroad life" led by tramps and robbers. He points out that this is a uniquely American phenomenon, and nowhere in Europe has he witnessed such a close relationship between vagrancy and railroads.
Their Wails of Woe Must Often Be Veritable Works of Arts
Josiah Flynt
In this special report to the Los Angeles Times, Flynt reveals different strategies tramps employ while begging for food and shelter.
The American Tramp Considered Geographically
Josiah Flynt
In this article, Josiah Flynt compares and contrasts the tramp culture's different regions of North America: "the North," "the East," "the West," and "the South."
Josiah Flynt
In this account, Flynt describes in detail the week he spent tramping around upstate New York. While many of Flynt's writings mix sociology and pure description, this account consists entirely of the latter.
Josiah Flynt
In this lengthy article, Flynt describes the diverse and varied ecology of tramping in urban areas. He explains that just like other strata of society, tramps too must differentiate themselves by their methods and locations.
Josiah Flynt
In this article, Flynt explorers how society at large can most effectively deal with tramps. First, he gives the reader a cursory definition of "tramp" while laying to rest common misconceptions about them. He concludes that private citizens should in no part be responsible for supporting "tramps" with alms. Instead, he suggests that each city establish institutions to care of them. Flynt also looks to Europe for methods of dealing with the homeless, as he references Germany "tramps" who essentially serve more as migrant laborers than as homeless.
Josiah Flynt
Flynt writes about the hierarchy and structure within the homeless or "tramp" community in the late nineteenth century. In this article, he gives detailed accounts of what he calls "clubs" or groups of homeless, from different parts of the country, and how they interact.
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