America's working people

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Longmans, Green, and co., 1900 - Labor movement - 261 pages

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Page 108 - We ain't so weak an' poor, John, With twenty million people, An' close to every door, John, A school-house an' a steeple. Ole Uncle S. sez he,
Page 176 - Eight hours shall constitute a day's work between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM...
Page 28 - ... we cannot afford to have the quality of our citizenship lowered. But the quality of our citizenship is not lowered by immigration with anything like the rapidity which the sight of the new arrivals would seem to promise. The ideas, the opportunities, the responsibilities of our democracy change them into a new order of men. Whatever the Old World may say about the superiority of administration secured by its method of class rule, the advantage is not to be compared with the superiority of the...
Page 250 - ... he recognized 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 wheat ranch 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...
Page 148 - Democracy," nearly all that I saw while with the men might be described under the title of ' ' Feudalism Restored. ' ' One of the first men whom I found to talk with was the famous Hugh O'Donnell, who was the spokesman „ , of the strikers at the time of the Homestead Hugh O'Donnell riots and Curing the long strike that followed.
Page 34 - 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 favorable impression was deepened when he began to The Outlook speak of religious conditions. There were nearly as many church members in the town as there were families, and all of them — Methodists, Presbyterians, and even Primitive Baptists — worshiped in the same church. So far as I could...
Page 176 - Day. ARTICLES IX and X. The party of the first part agrees to hire none but union carpenters. ... A sympathetic strike, when ordered to promote the principles here laid down, shall not be a violation of this agreement.
Page 34 - But, although this plan could not be carried out upon precisely equal terms for all, it worked well, because in rural communities in the South different denominations have learned to co-operate — sometimes taking turns as to which church shall hold the "protracted meetings.
Page 249 - the impression has been circulated far and wide that in agriculture as in manufacturing 'the big fish are eating up the little ones,' and that the independent small farm is soon to be a thing of the past.
Page 24 - The statements made to the investigator for this manufacturers' journal were in entire accord with the statements made to me, or pictured even greater losses. As between the firsthand testimony of men who have spent their lives in making cotton, and the official statistics of a partisan census, there was no question which to trust. The manufacturer who talked with me...

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