I have a 1st edition copy of "The Jungle" written by Upton Sinclair and published by Doubleday & Page in 1906. The book binding is very solid. The hard cover is in good shape with some wear on the white detailing on the cover and spine.
As industrial strength grew and technology advanced, labor in America changed. Machines replaced many of workers’ old duties and some skilled laborers who had been previously valued became easily replaced. Immigrants who were willing to work under poorer conditions flooded into the United States, big businesses grew, and political machines whose interests were not that of the people occupied the government. Laborers worked ten hour shifts, six-day workweeks, and started work as children. In The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, he describes the painful and vigorous work in the meat-packing industry, saying, “The hands of these men would be criss-crossed with cuts, until you could no longer pretend to count them...
Thesis Driven Essay The article titled “Even for Cashiers, College Pays Off” by David Leonhardt is an article that tackles the different reasons why skeptics and critics think spending money and time in college wasting. Despite the advantages that have been experienced by America in comparison to Europe, it does not make sense having to explain why college education for the masses is a noble and profitable venture. The reasons among which are quoted by those opposing and critics is that it is an expensive venture. This might be true but it results in self improvement which is very valuable and not quantifiable in terms of price and can result in a good job which will, in turn, result into more money.
Urbanization from 1850 to 1910 went from about 10% to 40% (Historical Statistics). The rise in urbanization led to the increasing need for industrialization. When industrialization came to urban places, it brought many social and economic problems. Jane Addams and Andrew Carnegie were two different people who were around during industrialization and had different responses of the economic and social issues that came with it. "The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life," Jane Addams.
In the novel the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain there are extreme distinctions throughout the book between nature and civilization. Nature, in contrast to society’s inappropriate mentality, is an almost heaven-like scenery that is “cool and fresh and sweet… and everything [smiles] in the sun”(119). Civilization, on the other hand, is a thoughtless and destructive setting surrounded by faulty logic and degraded rules where the people actually believe they live in a perfectly harmonized society but are oblivious to the prejudice slave owners, inequality, drunken fights, persecutions of frivolous but not serious crimes, and happily are quick to participate in executions. Mark twain depicts the Mississippi river as a place that should be enjoyed by people and so they are able to be in
GANG INFLUENCE ON LOCAL BUSINESSES Urban cities often contain areas with high amounts of poverty, and many members of these neighborhoods struggle to find employment and financially support their family. Most of the time, the parents of these families neglect and abuse their children. Desperate for acceptance, these children turn to gangs during their adolescence to find belonging. Once grown up, the kids often mimic the behavior of their parents and attempt to raise a child of their own without the proper finances. As a result, the cycle of unfulfilled potential continues, primarily caused by the street gangs.
• Generations, Inc.: From Boomers to Linksters- Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work by Megan Johnson and Larry Johnson For the most part, both Baby Boomers and Generation Xers have significantly rewritten the chapter on parenting, regarding how both of the generations raise their children of the Millennial generation. For example, families of the Baby Boomer generation and Generation X are swiftly turning the page on raising their Millennial children as, latchkey kids.
While Volunteering at the local Catholic family center, I was able to make connections on what I learned in class. Through the different readings, I was able to identify the similarities of the people that I worked with and their life situations to the theme of the books and documentary that we focused on in class. The people that I worked with were fellow refugees and immigrants seeking help to become US citizens. I was responsible to pre- screen the applicants and make sure that they met the requirements and had the proper paperwork to be able to move on the next step. Having been through that process myself, I was able to provide some comfort and share my personal experience to the to the clients because this process that can be very stressful.
Amistad is a 1997 American historical drama film directed by the world-renowned, Mr. Steven Spielberg. The film was based on the true story of America’s slave trade in 1839 which shows the saga a mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen abducted for the slave trade managed to gain control of their captors’ ship off the coast of Cuba, and the international legal battle that followed their capture by a U.S revenue cutter. Much of the story revolves a courtroom drama as lawyers for the slaves seek their freedom and return home. The case is a watershed moment for America- Spain relations, and reveals the political machinations as it holds repercussions on the North- South conflict eventually leading to America’s Civil War.
Literature Review: Job Performance: The job performance is one of the big challenge in the organization where the whole environment is in stress. The reason of it is that job performance is closely related to effectiveness of organization, knowledge management, quality, and productivity of one side while management, financing and development of organization is on the other hand. (Ch. Platis, P. Reklitis & S. Zimeras, 2014).