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A history of poverty in Saint Louis

 What's Up Magazine - USA 15 April 2019

For nearly 200 years now, the poorest people of St Louis in America have survived cheek-by-jowl with the great Mississippi River. From being a quiet village in the early part of the 19th century, St Louis mushroomed to become a city home to some 800,000 residents in 1950 but by 2010 its population had dwindled to just over 319,000 as its economic fortunes waned. Jay Swoboda brilliantly documents the struggle of St Louis’ poor since 1818 while arguing that capitalism must be re-evaluated to prevent further human suffering. (2237 Words) - By Jay Swoboda

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Whats Up Magazine_A HISTORY OF POVERTY IN SAINT LOUIS

For nearly 200 years now, the poorest people of St Louis in America have survived cheek-by-jowl with the great Mississippi River. Photo: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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The cleared river.Photo: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Happy landing.Photo: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Old river man.Photo: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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