Ountry musicians and little known correspondents for the likes of the Hobo News the authors and songwriters contained in On the Fly run the full gamut of Hobohemia's wide cultural and geographical embrace With little of full gamut of Hobohemia's wide cultural and geographical embrace With little of original memoirs literature and verse remaining in print this collection aided by a glossary of hobo vernacular and numerous illustrations and photos provides a comprehensive and entertaining guide to the life and times of a uniuely American icon Read on
To Enter A World Where *Hoboes Tramps enter a world where *Hoboes Tramps And *tramps radicals and gather in jungles flop houses and boxcars; where gandy ancers bindlestiffs and timber beasts roam the rails on. .
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The Second World WarSecond World War of Americans left their homes to board freight trains that would carry them vast The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused distances sometimes to waiting work often to points unknown Congregating in skid rows *socialising around campfires and bringing in the nation's crops theserifters were *around campfires and bringing in the nation's crops these rifters were apart from conformist America by a lifestyle possessing its own haunts vocabulary and cultural sexual and ethical standards Alternately erided and lionised for their
footloose ways and nonconformity hoboes played a crucial and largely neglected role in the creationways and nonconformity hoboes played a crucial and largely neglected role in the creation not only America's infrastructure industry and agriculture but also Ts culture politics and music The first anthology of its kind On
the Fly brings forth the lost voices of Hobohemia Dozens of storiesFly brings forth the lost voices of Hobohemia Dozens of stories songs stories and articles produced by hoboes are brought together to create an insider history of the subculture's *rise and fall Adrenaline charged tales of train hopping scams and political agitation *and fall Adrenaline charged tales of train hopping scams and political agitation combined with humorous and satirical songs razor sharp reportage and uniue insights into the lives of the women and men who crisscrossed America in search of survival and adventure From iconic figures such as labour martyr Joe
and socialist novelist Jack through to pioneering blues andHill And Socialist Novelist Jack