Newer Ideals of Peace

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Macmillan, 1907 - Labor - 243 pages
 

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Page 46 - OF obedience, faith, adhesiveness ; As I stand aloof and look there is to me something profoundly affecting in large masses of men following the lead of those who do not believe in men.
Page 184 - Because all these things have traditionally been in the hands of women, if they take no part in them now, they are not only missing the education which the natural participation in civic life would bring to them, but they are losing what they have always had. From the beginning of tribal life women have been held responsible for the health of the community...
Page 24 - What we now need to discover in the social realm is the moral equivalent of war : something heroic that will speak to men as universally as war does, and yet will be as compatible with their spiritual selves as war has proved itself to be incompatible.
Page 145 - ... the sole standard in regard to business enterprises and political parties — It is evident that the public intends to call a halt before it Is willing to apply the same standard to labor organizations." An interesting analysis of the growth of unionism and Its moral strength and weaknesses follows: "In a sense It Is fair to hold every institution responsible for the type of man whom It tends to bring to the front, and the type of organization which clings to war methods must, of course, consider...
Page 207 - As we believe that woman has no right to allow the things to drop away from her that really belong to her, so we contend that ability to perform an obligation comes very largely in proportion as that obligation is conscientiously assumed.
Page 44 - From the time that they first make the acquaintance of the steamship agent in their own villages, at least until a grandchild is born on the new soil, the immigrants are subjected to various processes of exploitation from purely commercial and self-seeking interests. It begins with the representatives of the trans-Atlantic lines and their allies, who convert the peasant holdings into money and provide the prospective emigrants with needless supplies.
Page 183 - ... may we not say that city housekeeping has failed partly because women, the traditional housekeepers, have not been consulted as to its multiform activities?
Page 185 - From the beginning of tribal life, they have been held responsible for the health of the community, a function which is now represented by the health department. From the days of the cave dwellers, so far as the home was clean and wholesome, it was due to their efforts, which are now represented by the Bureau of tenement house inspection.
Page 155 - What, then, are we going to do about it? How deeply are we concerned that this labor shall not result to the detriment of the child, and what excuses are we making to ourselves for thus prematurely using up the strength which really belongs to the next generation...
Page 188 - The statement is sometimes made that the franchise for women would be valuable only so far as the educated women exercised it. This statement totally disregards the fact that those matters in which woman's judgment is most needed are far too primitive and basic to be largely influenced by what we call education.

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