The Cosmopolitan Volume 9

The Cosmopolitan Volume 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...go to Staten Island under the regeneration of science contracting to engage in national politics only, would of course be the workingmen, who are educated to appreciate cleanly homes with every comfort and convenience that the inventive genius and comprehensive enterprise of the age could bestow. May Day of this year was made memorable by the international demonstrations of organized labor. From our Pacific shore to the borders of Russia, in San Francisco and Vienna, New York, London and Berlin, the workingmen were moved by a common impulse and under orders in all civilized countries, expressed their conviction that the time had come when eight hours should constitute a day's work. Many are of the opinion that this was not the most impressive way for the societies of labor to show themselves, but the fact most prominent is that they made proclamation to the civil, social and political institutions of the world that there is a vast brotherhood linking city to city and nation to nation, asserting themselves by their own authority, meaning something for a cause. It never before happened that the human race was so largely engaged on a given day in a combined effort, and this alone must be held to be of the most serious concern to al 1. Nothing in the Roman, French, Russian or English empires in moving under like banners with a defined purpose at a signal ever equalled this in scope. The closest approach to it has been made by the wonderful organization of the Catholic church in the celebration of venerable festivals in every clime. But the workingmen moved as an army in many countries, and in many tongues spoke with one voice to the same purport. Apprehensions were indulged that their concerted proceedings meant disorders that might affect...show more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236787153
  • 9781236787156