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By Charles Dickens, Patricia Ingham

Penguin Classics e-books provide the very best variations of Charles Dickens's works, together with valuable and informative introductions, the definitive, actual textual content because it used to be intended to be released, a chronology of Dickens's lifestyles and notes that fill within the history to the book.

When Charles Dickens set out for the USA in 1842 he used to be the main recognized guy of his day to go back and forth there - inquisitive about the innovative new civilization that had captured the English mind's eye. His frank and sometimes funny descriptions conceal every thing from his comically wretched sea voyage to his sheer astonishment on the beauty of the Niagara Falls, whereas he additionally visited hospitals, prisons and legislations courts and located them exemplary. yet Dickens's opinion of the USA as a land governed by way of cash, in part equipped on slavery, with a corrupt press and unsavoury manners, provoked a opposed response on each side of the Atlantic. American Notes is an illuminating account of a superb writer's revelatory come across with the hot World.

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She urged workers - the ones who do the fighting and dying - to strike at the heart of America 's drive toward war. "Strike against war, for without you no battles can be fought ," she declared. "Strike against preparedness that means death and misery to millions of human beings. Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction. " n TIMELINE: 1905 The Industrial Workers of the World {IWW) a. a. the Wobblies, hold their first meeting. In attendance are Eugene Debs, Mother Jones, and Big Bill Haywood.

As Kenneth C. " .. YOU'RE NOT •UPPOSED TO KNOW Stowe's graphic depiction of slave life - based on true stories - personalized the issue, reclaiming it from the sanitized domain of courtroom legalese. Her story outraged some and inspired many others. To her critics, she answered with A Key to Uncle Tom 's Cabin in 1853 to provide documentation that every incident in her book had actually happened . While there is no doubt about the widespread influence of Uncle Tom 's Cabin, there is one myth worth clearing up.

Against such a volatile backdrop, Lizzie Jennings opted for a bus without the "Colored Persons Allowed" sign . The YOU'RE NOT <>UPI'O~E'O ro KNOW New York Tribune described what happened next: "She got upon one of the Company's cars ... on the Sabbath , to ride to church. The conductor undertook to get her off, first alleging the car was full; when that was shown to be false, he pretended the other passengers were displeased at her presence; but (when) she insisted on her rights, he took hold of her by force to expel her.

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