Choose one of the four women whom Herndon profiles and respond to the following prompts:
Write a brief journal entry in which you as one of these women would reflect on:
Your feelings about your situation
Your hopes for the future
Your concerns about the future
The advantages and disadvantages of seeking assistance at the Boston Almshouse
Thinking as a person living in your own time, how might your situation be different from the woman whom you profiled and why?
HERNDON, R. W. (2012). Poor Women and the Boston Almshouse in the Early Republic. Journal of the Early Republic, 32(3), 349–381. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23315159