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Ountry musicians and little nown correspondents for the likes of the Hobo News the authors and songwriters contained in On

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Fly run full gamut of Hobohemia's wide cultural and geographical embrace With little of the original memoirs literature and verse remaining in print this collection aided by a glossary of hobo vernacular and numerous a glossary of hobo vernacular and numerous 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 radicals and bums gather in jungles flop houses and boxcars; where gandy dancers bindlestiffs and timber beasts roam the rails on. On the Fly!From the 1870s until the Second World War millions of Americans left their homes to board freight trains World War millions of Americans left their homes to board freight trains would carry them vast distances sometimes to waiting work often to points unknown Congregating in skid rows socialising around campfires and bringing in the nation's crops these drifters were set apart from conformist America by a lifestyle possessing its own haunts vocabulary conformist America by a lifestyle possessing its own haunts vocabulary cultural sexual and ethical standards Alternately derided and
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for their ways and nonconformity hoboes played a crucial and largely neglected role in the creation of not only America's infrastructure industry and agriculture but also ,

Ts culture politics and music The first anthology of its ind On the Fly brings forth the lost voices of Hobohemia Dozens of stories poems 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 hoboes are brought together to create an insider history of the subculture's rise and fall Adrenaline charged tales of hopping scams and political agitation 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 Hill and socialist novelist Jack London through to pioneering blues and