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By John T. Matthews

This state of the art spouse is a complete source for the research of the fashionable American novel. released at a time while literary modernism is being completely reassessed, it displays present investigations into the origins and personality of the flow as a complete.

  • Brings together 28 unique essays from prime scholars
  • Allows readers to orient person works and authors of their primary cultural and social contexts
  • Contributes to efforts to recuperate minority voices, akin to these of African American novelists, and renowned subgenres, equivalent to detective fiction
  • Directs scholars to significant proper scholarship for additional inquiry
  • Suggests the numerous ways in which “modern”, “American” and “fiction” hold new meanings within the twenty-first century

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The railroads got their sections of land in each township. . Vast tracts of timber lands were available for . . the timber operators. . A protective tariff system was maintained by which hidden taxes were removed from the pockets of everyone who labored in industry and agriculture. . There were [government] bounties galore. But the people who worked, and who bought and consumed our products never got in on them. (cited in Smith 2006: 120–1) 10 An Economic History of the United States For example, the Wagner Act, or National Labor Relations Act of 1935, offered legal protections to labor unions so they could bargain more effectively with corporate managers on behalf of workers.

And Dorothy Swaine Thomas. (1964). Demographic Analyses and Interrelations, ed. Simon Kuznets, 3 vols. Vol. 3, Population Redistribution and Economic Growth. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society. Ferrie, Joseph P. (1995). Up and out or down and out? Immigrant mobility in the antebellum United States. Journal of Interdisciplinary History 26, 1: 33–55. Galbraith, John Kenneth. (1952). American Capitalism: The Concept of Countervailing Power. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Goodrich, Carter and Sol Davidson.

By World War I, women stenographers, typists, and telephone operators dominated clerical work. Women also moved into retail sales and into A Companion to the Modern American Novel 1900–1950 Edited by John T. Matthews © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 978-0-631-20687-3 14 The Changing Status of Women teaching; by 1900, three out of four teachers were women, and even more in cities. For women workers, domestic service remained a major job category, as it had always been. Among the million women in domestic service in 1900 – maids, laundresses, cooks, companions, waitresses, and nurses, whom the Census classified as domestic workers – 26 percent were native-born, 19 percent daughters of immigrants, 28 percent foreign-born, and 27 percent African-American.

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