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Fred & Nettie's Love Letters By Suzanne Fister Levine
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This creative non-fiction work is based upon the romance and actual love letters of Marie Antoinette “Nettie” Stuntebeck and Fred Marion Fister from 1900-1904. Before radio, television,... More > and autos, they carried on their romance separated by 100 miles, a full day’s round trip by train, not manageable on horseback. They faced deadly plagues, putrid water systems, horrific accidents, violence, murders, and vicious political turmoil, including the assassinations of Kentucky Governor Goebel and US President William McKinley. Women had no right to vote and were blocked from many occupations. About the only reliable things they had were local daily newspapers and United States Postal Service mail delivery 365 days a year (366 in Leap Years), including Sundays and holidays.< Less
"Main Street" Summarized and Analyzed By Teacher Forum
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“Main Street” by Sinclair Lewis was first published in 1920. It is a satirical novel. The story is presented from the perspective of Carol Kennicott. She happens to be a young woman from... More > Minneapolis. Having married a doctor from a small town she settles with him in the doctor’s hometown. Carol happens to be concerned about social reforms. She is equally concerned about her personal happiness. Through her character the author presents the society in general in that era. During that period, women gained power after several labor moments. They eventually got the right to vote in 1920. "Main Street" Summarized and Analyzed Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: Plot Overview Chapter Three: Major Characters Chapter Four: Complete Summary Chapter Five: Critical Analysis< Less
Dirty Politics - Hard Times - A Trilogy of Chartism By Malc Cowle
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When Cotton was King, labour was cheap. Less than three men in a hundred had the vote and the few women who'd enjoyed that right had the franchise taken off them. Toil, trouble and degradation for... More > the many, produced vast riches and leisure for a few. Ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, people refused to accept their servile position in society. They defied Church and State to fight against corruption, for universal suffrage and the basic rights we take for granted in a Parliamentary democracy. These are the tales of just a few. The author skilfully weaves his work of fiction into the historical tapestry of the Industrial Revolution, bringing his characters to life in the world's first industrial city - Manchester - the town of Long Chimneys. PUBLISHED IN SUPPORT OF THE WORKING CLASS MOVEMENT LIBRARY IN MANCHESTER'S TWIN CITY OF SALFORD.< Less
HOLLOWAY 8632 By STEPH A AMEY
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In 1905 life in the the East end of London is hard; poor living conditions, low wages, smog. Sally relies on neighbours and family to look after her child so that she can work long hours in the... More > candle factory. When Connie enters her life, she at first appears to need Sally's protection. Connie leads Sally into the suffragette movement, led by the Pankhursts. Increasingly drawn in, the two women struggle to balance work, home life and their radical activities. As the movement’s bonds begin to fracture, Sally and Connie question whether gaining the vote will have any impact on their lives, but still they carry on. With their lives devastated by riots, imprisonment and tragedy, they realise they must find an inner strength just to survive.< Less
Aunt Mandy By Robert M. Thompson
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"Aunt Mandy: A West Virginia Life" tells the remarkable story of Aunt Amanda Osburn who spent her life of nearly a century in the wilds of West Virginia in the Twelve Pole Valley. She grew... More > up on the frontier and lost her first husband during the Civil War. Despite raids by soldiers on her home, she and her children survived. Amanda outlived two more husbands and provided for her children by operating a hotel and boarding house in the town of Wayne. When in her nineties, Amanda became a political figure and spoke out in favor of women's obligation to vote. Her sons became political figures in their own right with one serving in the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas.< Less
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Dreaming of a Better World By Dr. Roy C. Starr, PhD IM
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All the current philosophies have failed and trying a philosophical theory or system of governing that has failed over and over again to achieve peace, equality,human rights, physical security, and... More > social security, is the very definition of insanity. There is a better, less expensive, and more efficient way of operating a government. Existing problems which seem to never be fixed for a myriad of reasons can be remedied automatically in the new Constitution. Abortion, Family Planning, Overpopulation, Gun Violence, The Draft, Capital Punishment, Women and Minority Rights, Immigration, Drug Wars and Abuse, Organized Crime, Poverty, Healthcare, Tax Complications, Defense Spending, Gun Control, Union Busting, Wage Discrimination, Education Expenses, Foreign Trade, Consumer Credit, Usury,Market Gambling, Climate Change, Pollution, Food Safety Issues, Corporate Greed, Assisted Suicide, Polygamy, Citizenship, Voting Rights, Corruption, Martial Rights, Adoption, and others are addressed and given permanent fixes.< Less
1000 Facts About Countries Vol. 1 By James Egan
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In England, a five-year-old child can drink alcohol. An ancient computer was invented in Greece in 150 BC. Blue paint originated from Afghanistan. New Zealand was the first country that allowed... More > women to vote. Chocolate milk was invented in Ireland. You can pay people in Japan to apologize on your behalf. Jeans are banned in North Korea. The entire country of Estonia has free Wi-Fi. The Vatican has its own soccer team. You can buy marijuana milkshakes in India. Heroin isn’t illegal in Portugal. Dogs are taxed in Switzerland. Roses are black in Turkey. Russia produces more diamonds than any other country by far. In Mexico, artist can pay taxes with their paintings. Christmas was illegal in the United States until 1836.< Less
Minnie's Sacrifice By Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
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Minnie's Sacrifice was written by Frances Ellen Watkins Harpe. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (September 24, 1825 – February 22, 1911) was an African-American abolitionist, suffragist, poet,... More > teacher, public speaker, and writer. The topics she wrote and spoke about include: "enslavement and abolitionism, human rights and dignity, women's rights and equality, racial and social justice, lynching and mob violence, voting rights, moral character, racial self-help and uplift, and multiracial cooperation for common good." She was active in social reform and was a member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, which advocated the federal government taking a role in progressive reform. She is considered "the mother of African-American journalism."< Less
Minnie's Sacrifice By Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
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Minnie's Sacrifice was written by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (September 24, 1825 – February 22, 1911) was an African-American abolitionist, suffragist, poet,... More > teacher, public speaker, and writer. The topics she wrote and spoke about include: "enslavement and abolitionism, human rights and dignity, women's rights and equality, racial and social justice, lynching and mob violence, voting rights, moral character, racial self-help and uplift, and multiracial cooperation for common good." She was active in social reform and was a member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, which advocated the federal government taking a role in progressive reform. She is considered "the mother of African-American journalism."< Less

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