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1 Noel Hernandez History 1302 September 22, 2008 Out of this Furnace Out of this Furnace by Thomas Bell is a portrait of five generations of a family of Hungarian decent immigrating to America during the late nineteenth century. George Kracha departed to Pennsylvania in 1881 to become a worker in a steel mill making ten cents an hour. The family of Hungarian immigrants that Out of this Furnace explores had a similar view about America as well as many other immigrants from other countries did. They all wanted to come to America in search of better living conditions and a better life. Kracha says “he hoped he was likewise leaving behind the endless poverty and oppression which were the birth rights of a Slovak peasant in Franz Josef’s empire”. He later then finds out that poverty may not be something that he will be leaving behind. During his travel to America, he wastes his money on a young married girl that he meets on the ship. Even though he spent most of his money, he retains his high hopes regarding his
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