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    The bags had already been packed and the taxi was ready to take me to Ricks. By the time I got in the taxi and left, it was nine forty-five, I was late again. “We said we were meeting at nine Leilani!” yelled Casper from the boot of the car where he was loading everyones bags. I went inside Ricks house to see Liv making cd’s on the computer for the trip. Trish and Rick were organising car food and drinks. We had all decided to go on a road trip to celebrate and say goodbye to high school and say hello to summer. I had finished my last exam the day before and was more than ready for some time to relax from the pressure of deciding the rest of my life. Rick’s parents we’re proud he finished high school, Liv’s parents have the college and medical school set out for her already, Trish was waiting on an acceptance letter and a phone call to do a beauty apprenticeship with the local spa and Casper, like me, wasn’t sure of what his life was going to look like in the next year or two. We were all ready for some time away to unwind. After five hours of driving we took a break at a petrol station off the freeway. While the others were buying food or getting petrol I checked the map. “Hey Casper, does Rick know where he’s going?” I asked “That depends, where are we suppose to be going?” He replied with a smirk. I chuckled, “Byron Bay is about a twelve hour drive from here.” I said. “Alright, let’s do it. We’re going to need a place to stay tonight though?” He asked. “Let’s camp…

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    As part of the requirements for the Labor-Management Process course, a topic has been assigned in class to develop in a research paper. During paper, I will briefly discuss the Pullman Strike of 1894, the most important recorded event of U.S. labor history in the 1900s. This event marked the labor movement in history and from it developing laws in which protected workers. The Pullman Strike was led by Pullman workers and Eugene V. Debs, leader of the American Railway Union, which represented…

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    Pullman Town Analysis

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    other great amenities. This picture perfect advertisement of Pullman Town was far from the truth, and was actually the definition of an un-American lifestyle. Pullman Town, was created by George Pullman and was a “gift” to his workers to give them a better lifestyle than what they could have provided for themselves. However what is unknown is that Pullman benefited the most from this town, generating a 6% yearly profit on the rents he charged his residents. Not only that, but he also forced and…

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    working-class hero as well as a period of immense struggle from below often treated as a footnote in most U. S. histories. Some of Debs’ contemporary admirers compared him to Lincoln. John Swinton, after observing Debs address a capacity crowd in 1894, wrote in his weekly paper, Debs in Cooper Union reminded me of Lincoln there. As Lincoln of Illinois became an efficient agent of freedom, so perchance might Debs, of Indiana, become in the impending conflict for the liberation of labor. Let us…

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    violating the command." (Thickstun 144). Wood, Naomi. "Paradise Lost And Found: Obedience, Disobedience, And Storytelling In C. S. Lewis And Philip Pullman." Children's Literature In Education, 32.4 (2001): 1. Web. 13 Nov. 2016. In this article, Wood emphasizes on the continuing use of the theme, obedience, and disobedience, found in literature for generations. The author states that many writers have borrowed the two main themes displayed in the story Paradise Lost, to aid in a…

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    the Chicago Turbine were two leading newspapers in the late 1890’s. Both of the newspapers had coverage of the Pullman Strike available to their readers. The Pullman Strike is an event in Illinois history where workers chose to walk out of their occupations due to the environment. The depression made the worker’s wages get cut by twenty-five percent. This cut was the cause of workers to have an enormous amount of stress, eventually leading to a strike against the corporation. As the public would…

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    Pullman Case Study

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    The town of Pullman was created to house the workers for Pullman’s factory. It seemed to be a utopia. Every family was equal and almost everything was provided for them by Pullman. The only problem was that the citizens of Pullman had no choice to do as they pleased. Their whole life was controlled by Pullman. They could not do anything to avoid being manipulated. They were defenseless to any pay cut by the factory. They had no control over themselves because they had no superior representative…

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    Portals in literature have made it possible to enter many magical or fantastical lands. Indeed, there are many different places in the world of literature that we on solid Earth have been able to explore. Not by ourselves, but accompanied by one or more fictional characters and their adventures shared through the written word. Using the literary works of: “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Frank Baum, “His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife” by Philip Pullman,…

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    Pullman Strike Report

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    In this report, the write talked about the Pullman strike. It occurred in 1894 when the Pullman palace car company cut twenty percent of the workers’ wage without a decrease in their rent. The Pullman Company built a town for their workers, and they should pay rent. Therefore, the workers made a strike in order to increase the wage or decrease the rent. The workers were working for Pullman Company and for American Railroad Union at the same time. There were several things happened in the strike…

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    The Pullman Strike

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    The Chicago Times and the Chicago Turbine were two principal newspapers in the late 1890’s. Both of the newspapers had coverage of the Pullman Strike available to their readers. The Pullman Strike is an event in Illinois history where workers chose to walk out of their occupations due to the environment. The depression made the worker’s wages get cut by twenty-five percent. This cut was the cause of workers to have an enormous amount of stress, eventually leading to a strike against the…

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