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The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans: As Told by Themselves
Hamilton Holt, ed. (New York: J. Pott & Co., 1906)

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The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans As Told By Themselves was originally published in 1906. It collected interviews with a number of ordinary Americans such as former slaves, immigrants, sweatshop workers, housewives, and farmers wives. These articles were first published in Holt's 's reformist newspaper The New York Independent during the early 1900s.

The stories included here reflect the lives of most of people who lived in this country at the turn of the last century.

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[Man (boss) waiving his fist at female employee in a sweatshop (clothing factory)] Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (1888 Nov. 3), p. 188. Library of Congress

Man (boss) waiving his fist at female employee in a sweatshop (clothing factory)
Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, (1888 Nov. 3), p. 188.
Library of Congress


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