After you look at these images of meat-packing facilities from early last century, you'll understand why social reformer Upton Sinclair wrote his great 1906 novel The Jungle about workers' horrific experiences in the meat packing industry.
The following is an article from Uncle John's Endlessly Engrossing Bathroom Reader. Have you always dreamed of being a princess or a king? Be careful what you wish for -you might end up like one of these folks.Hapsburgs: From left, Philip V of Spain, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, and Philip II of Spain. Keep in mind that royal portraits were always flattering. ALL IN THE FAMILYFor the past thousand years, the royal families of Europe have routinely intermarried. Why? They did it to create dynasties and t...
"A map marked with crude chinagraph-pencil in the second decade of the 20th Century shows the ambition - and folly - of the 100-year old British-French plan that helped create the modern-day Middle East."
In 1865, just weeks following the end of the Civil War, groups of women who had lost their husbands, sons, brothers and friends, came together in solidarity to encourage reflection and to create memorials to fallen men. Women’s relief groups sprang up in both the north and south to not only memorialize the dead, but to care for the war’s disabled veterans and its widows and orphans.
Upon learning that the Trix Rabbit "is probably the most striking example of a cereal trickster who closely follows the mythic conventions of the North American tricksters in particular," I began to ponder "tricksters" again.
Negroes have always held, the lowest jobs, the most menial jobs, which are now being destroyed by automation. No remote provision has yet been made to absorb this labor surplus. Furthermore, the Negro's education, North and South, remains, almost totally, a segregated education. And, the police treat the Negro like a dog.
Deanna Dahlsad's insight:
Published in July of 1966; on police brutality in New York and the race riots of 1964.
You won't find this map in your U.S. history textbook, but it's a good illustration of where indigenous tribes prospered in pre-Columbian times. It represents the way the "lower 48" would appear if current state territories mirrored the names of the indigenous groups who lived in the vicinity.
In all revolutions there comes a moment when the high ideals of the revolutionaries crash onto the hard rocks of reality. In Russia that moment came in March 1921, when the Bolsheviks retreated from their first attempt to introduce