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Max Haubold Like the opening of this chapter suggests, it is imperative to properly define the word “distress”. According to Dictionary.com, the word distress refers to great pain, anxiety or sorrow. This inherently means that only the person who has the experience can define it as such. Consequently I feel as though statistical and non-written sources will not help very much in the question. If it were phrased “Would the late 19 th century be distressing to you if you were the laboring class?”, then my response would most likely be different. Here though, we can only know how people feel through what they tell us. “They have an acre of ground, which they work in the summer, and raise vegetables for consumption.” This actually shows a fairly well off family back then, whereas I would not be happy to have to grow plants to eat, and would much rather go buy them from the store. “The house is scantily furnished, without carpets, but is kept neat and clean. They are
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course HIST 128 taught by Professor Nelson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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