The shocking lives of the poor throughout history
Did you know that many men in ancient China castrated themselves to get a job?
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Some people are born into poverty, while others are dealt a bad hand in life and things just go downhill from there. Whichever the case, since the dawn of civilization, the poor have always had the short end of the stick in all aspects of life. Many had to beg, others were forced into labor, some were persecuted, and many others had to endure perpetual sacrifices just to be able to survive. Indeed, being poor has never been easy.
From castration to segregation, in this gallery we recall the shocking lives of the poor throughout history. Click on to find out all about it.
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