Notes on Industrial Conditions

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J.B. Harrison & sons, 1886 - Labor - 32 pages
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Page 26 - Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side ; Some great cause, God's new Messiah offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand, and the sheep upon the right ; And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.
Page 17 - The growth of wealth and of the selfish individualism which accompanies it (and corrupts many who are not rich) seems to weaken all properly social motives and efforts. Men in cities and towns feel much less relation with their neighbours than of old; there is less civic patriotism; less sense of a spiritual and moral community. This is due in part to other causes, but mainly...
Page 30 - ... which shall provide such reading as American working men and women need for the right development and ordering of life and character, personal and social, which shall deal in a sensible and practical manner with the interests, dangers and discipline of youth and the home, and...
Page 30 - ... on the part of prosperous and cultivated people to address the working folk, and to make some practical and concrete expression of their sense of vital relationship with them. The cultivated and prosperous men of our land do not understand the...
Page 31 - ... with the relation of labor to mental and moral sanity "and to the perpetuity and strength of the nation. There is no adequate agency now in existence for the propagation of such ideas...
Page 30 - Earnest effort on your part is necessary to prevent a permanent separation of the people of our country into distinct classes, with ever-increasing alienation, distrust and hostility between them. The working people do not understand vou, but that is not their fault.
Page 30 - But it is a remarkable feature of the time that no effort is made by 23 the people of wealth and culture to exert any influence of an educational character upon the working people.

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