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The families had all been of different nationalities — there had been a
representative of several races that had displaced each other in the stockyards.
Grandmother Majauszkiene had come to America with her son at a time when so
far as she ...
... it had even a reading room, and decent places where its girl hands could rest;
also the work was free from many of the elements of filth and repulsiveness that
prevailed at the stockyards. Day after day Jurgis discovered these things —
To this the Republicans had assented at once; but the hell of it was — so Harper
explained — that the Republicans were all of them fools — a man had to be a
fool to be a Republican in the stockyards, where Scully was king. And they didn't
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My son is not much of a reader, but at school they are reading segments of this book together, and he can't get enough of it. I'm not sure of the spiritual message, but it seems to have a good ethical angle. Consulter l'avis complet
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After hearing about this book in a few history classes I finally bought a copy. It is a very emotional story about life for a very poor family and includes a lot of historical facts. It does describe ... Consulter l'avis complet