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by Upton Sinclair
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It is the end of the 19th century. Like thousands of others, the Rudkus family has emigrated from Lithuania to America in search of a better life. As they settle into the Packingtown neighborhood of Chicago, they find their dreams are unlikely to be realized.

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by Anton Chekhov
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The Proposal is a one act comic farce by Anton Chekhov. In Chekhov's Russia, marriage was a means of economic stability for most people.

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by Alexis de Tocqueville
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When Alexis de Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else.

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by Frances Trollope
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Next to de Alexis de Tocquville's almost contemporary Democracy in America, Frances Trollope's work may be the most famous (or at least notorious) dissection of manners and morals of the United States.

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by Charles Mackay
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The book chronicles and vilifies its targets in three parts: "National Delusions", "Peculiar Follies", and "Philosophical Delusions".

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by Alexis de Tocqueville
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When Alexis de Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else.

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by Fabian Franklin
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In What Prohibition Has Done to America, Fabian Franklin presents a concise but forceful argument against the Eighteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Beginning in 1920, this Amendment prohibited the sale and manufacture of alcoholic beverages in the United States, until it was repealed in 1933.

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by Jack London
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Jack London lived for a time within the grim and grimy world of the East End of London, where half a million people scraped together hardly enough on which to survive. Even if they were able to work, they were paid only enough to allow them a pitiful existence.

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by G.K. Chesterton
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Another delightful and sharply pointed excursion into the topics of the day, and of this day as well, with Gilbert Keith Chesterton.

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by William Makepeace Thackeray
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The necessity of a work on Snobs, demonstrated from History, and proved by felicitous illustrations.

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