The Workers - An Experiment in Reality: The East

Walter A. Wyckoff (1865 - 1908)

A young scholar, recently graduated from Princeton College, travels across the United States as a member of the working class, taking any job he could find, enduring hardships and struggling to make a living. He travelled mainly on foot, designing for himself a social experiment on experiencing different class and culture structures and the reality of working conditions at the end of the 19th century. This volume covers the Eastern part of the United States. - Summary by Phyllis Vincelli

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Social Science (Culture & Anthropology)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface PhyllisV
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Play 01 Chapter 1 - Part I - The Adjustment PhyllisV
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Play 02 Chapter 1 - Part II - The Adjustment PhyllisV
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Play 03 Chapter 2 - Part I - A Day Laborer at West Point PhyllisV
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Play 04 Chapter 2 - Part II - A Day Laborer at West Point PhyllisV
00:19:53
Play 05 Chapter 2 - Part III - A Day Laborer at West Point PhyllisV
00:31:46
Play 06 Chapter 3 - Part I - A Hotel Porter PhyllisV
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Play 07 Chapter 3 - Part II - A Hotel Porter PhyllisV
00:24:01
Play 08 Chapter 4 - Part I - A Hired Man at an Asylum PhyllisV
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Play 09 Chapter 4 - Part II - A Hired Man at an Asylum PhyllisV
00:28:54
Play 10 Chapter 5 - Part I - A Farmhand PhyllisV
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Play 11 Chapter 5 - Part II - A Farmhand PhyllisV
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Play 12 Chapter 6 - Part I - In a Logging Camp PhyllisV
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Play 13 Chapter 6 - Part II - In a Logging Camp PhyllisV
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Play 14 Chapter 6 - Part III - In a Logging Camp PhyllisV
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Play 15 Chapter 7 - Part I - In a Logging Camp (Concluded) PhyllisV
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Play 16 Chapter 7 - Part II - In a Logging Camp (Concluded) PhyllisV
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Play 17 Chapter 7 - Part III - In a Logging Camp (Concluded) PhyllisV
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