The School Review Volume 15

The School Review Volume 15

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...feel the pangs of bitter disappointment at the failures of bright pupils who have been torn from you and rudely thrust into the conflict to battle against the stern necessities of our modern industrial life. I have said that many unions and union leaders are opposed to the scheme, and I repeat: it is because they do not understand it. But where it has been brought home to them and thoroughly thrashed out, their opposition disappeared. I argued it in a meeting of the Central Labor Union of Lawrence, and the scheme was unanimously approved. I accepted a challenge to debate it with the president of the Boston C. L. U. before the Cambridge C. L. U. and my opponent later called upon me and announced his conversion, while those who listened gave their approval, though no vote was taken. Thus, when the union worker finds this is not a sinister scheme of the employer, .but an effort of those who love their fellow-men and are trying to do something more for them than is being done today; a plan of those who desire to raise the standard of living of our American workmen, and to place in their hands the means of winning social preferment--for "moral worth, not wealth, should be the true standard of individual and national greatness," as well as material advancement; in other words, a project to advance and promote the best interests of the workers, and to provide an insurmountable obstacle to the lower standards of living being introduced through the immense immigration to our shores--he will accept it and indorse it. This is what this project means to me as a union man; and I know I voice the sentiments of a very large number of shoeworkers, as well as the textile workers whom Mr. Golden represents, when I express the hope that the more

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  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 531g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236766091
  • 9781236766090