Plain Folk

Plain Folk

The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans

Book - 1983
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Plain Folk depicts both the ordinary occupations and ethnic and racial diversity of America at the turn of the century. But, unlike the reportorial studies by such people as Jacob Riis or the settlement house reports of Jane Addams, Plain Folk presents the actual voices of the working class, untouched by the worldview of reformers, unchanged by the eyes of academics.
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1983.
Edition: Illini Books ed.
ISBN: 9780252009068
0252009061
Branch Call Number: 973.91 PLA
Characteristics: xx, 198 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
Alternative Title: Independent (New York, N.Y.)

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topekasue
Oct 31, 2017

Individual essays are fascinating, although intros are not insightful, just redundant. Shows that today's problems are nothing new: sexual harassment, slavery by other names, immigration. Good insight into every day life at the start of the twentieth century.

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