America's Working People

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1900 - African Americans - 261 pages

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Page 250 - cannot compete with the small diversified farm. In agriculture the big fish are furnishing food for the little ones. The morning I reached Crookston I drove out to the agricultural experiment station to present a letter of introduction
Page 250 - that it was less profitable than the small farm managed and tilled by its owner. When I reached the Red River Valley, where the large farms are still the rule, this judgment was universally confirmed. The great estates of that region are doomed to disintegration. The great
Page vi - that our farms and villages contain three-fifths of our whole people, and three-fourths of our people of American parentage. It is here that the immigrants are most thoroughly assimilated, and social institutions most completely dominated by the American spirit.
Page 34 - could judge from the amount we heard for an hour after supper. My host laughingly said: '' There is more bad playing in this town than in any other place of its size in the country." He was more than half right about the quality as well as the quantity; but the impression made on me by the musical ambition of the village was decidedly a pleasant one. This
Page 219 - The same was generally true of the teachers in the district schools about Bountiful. One of them bungled fearfully in an attempt to explain to his pupils why the ocean cooled more slowly than the land. Nearly all were deficient in general culture. Nevertheless, there was here one shining exception, and she, curiously enough, was a daughter of Congressman Brigham H. Roberts. In case she
Page 30 - constant miracle to our foreign critics how the newly landed immigrant was changed into a new man by the hopes and ambitions which this country awakened in him. Be the explanation what it may, there is no doubt about the facts. American weavers turn out nearly twice as much work
Page 30 - work per day as their English competitors, and their wage per piece is absolutely a little less. It is not strange, therefore, that the New England manufacturers, who are shipping large quantities of cotton abroad, have ceased to talk of the cheap labour of old England.
Page 176 - 1898, to March 31, 1899. ARTICLE III. Double time shall be allowed on all overtime, Sunday work, New Year's Day, Decoration Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days, or the days celebrated for the foregoing. No work shall be allowed under any
Page 249 - I went from Litchfield to the Red River Valley to investigate " bonanza farms.'' Ever since David A. Wells, in his "Recent Economic Changes,

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