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Submitted by concerned (Italy), Jul 21, 2011 at 03:52

Undoubtedly, much of the above is quite true, but let's remember the flip side of history at that time. Women could not vote and suffragettes were routinely thrown into prison: women in Britain did not get the right to vote until 1928. Remember that child labor was still quite common and those from other countries, especially the then "colonies" were considered inferior: think about Ghandi and his struggle for Indian independence. Most people who were poor had to leave school at an early age, hence child labor, or had to live in miserably poor conditions with little or no health care, or had the option of emigrating to one of the "colonies," if not ot the USA. No, I am NOT a closet commie or socialist, only a person who's trying to look at BOTH sides of the issue objectively.

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