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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... household consists of
husband and wife, aged, respectively, 27 and 30, and one lodger,
who is 29 years of age. The husband has been in the United States
six years, the wife nine years, and the lodger five years. Husband
and wife can speak, but can not read and write, English, while the
lodger can speak English and also read and write it. All three have
attended school abroad. The dwelling occupied by this household is
a detached frame structure in very poor repair, containing four
rooms, for which a monthly rental of $11 is paid. The rooms are
used as sleeping room, living room, kitchen, and dining room. The
interior of the apartment is not clean and shows lack of proper
attention. There is no bath in the house, the water being supplied
by a hydrant-in the yard. The flush toilet is in the house. Neither
gas nor electricity is available, the house being heated by coal
grates and lighted with kerosene lamps. The wife is enabled to
contribute to the household expenses by taking a boarder who pays
$20 per month for board, lodging, and washing. Both the husband and
the lodger are aliens, but expect to make the United States their
permanent home. The male members of this household are employed in
the iron and steel industry, one as a skilled laborer on a
finishing machine and the other as a skilled laborer in the
open-hearth department. Each worked about six months out of the
past year, earning $2 per day. The total earnings of the husband
were $364, all of which was contributed to the family fund, and the
lodger's earnings were $336, of which $240 was paid to the family
for board and lodging. The time lost by the head of the household
was due to the industrial depression of 1908, aid that lost by the
lodger was attributed to the same cause...
|Country of origin:
United States Commission
||246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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