After reading a speech by susan b anthony famous

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After reading a speech by Susan B. Anthony (famous suffragette) you found out where she was speaking next and went to meet her. You were outraged to discover that the theater where she was to be speaking canceled her scheduled appearance due to pressure from groups who opposed giving women the right to vote. So, you rented a hall and asked Ms. Anthony to speak in it. Thus began a lifelong friendship. She invited you to write for her journal and this began your career in letters. You would be the editor of over a dozen union and political journals and write weekly columns in many more journals. As you became better and better known authors began to send you copies of their books and your small office in Terre Haute soon boasted a voluminous library of old works as well as more recent ones. You and your brother Theodore began to realize that many important books were not being published by the better known publishing companies. So, in response, you and your brother created Debs’ Brothers Publishing dedicated to publishing lesser known authors of powerful and important subjects of the people. Your company was dedicated to subjects like unionism, the struggles of farmers and other poor and eventually to subjects of socialism, anarchism, and communism. Though you loved to read and were a very smart man, you were not seen as intellectual because most of your ideas didn’t come from books from the lives and struggles of working men and women all over the country. Though your fame began to grow, it was the evil of another man that made you famous. This man was a wealthy industrialist, friend of J.D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie, a man who monopolized all trains traveling through the Midwest. His name was George C. Pullman and he not only monopolized trains he had created the Pullman Sleeping Car. The Pullman Sleeping Car was the latest and best way to travel by train. The Pullman car was beautiful and elegant, supplied with a kitchen, bedroom, reading room, and the first sunroof. It was the only way to travel. The problem was that Pullman had created an entire town, known as Pullman Town (surprisingly), 60 miles outside of Chicago that surrounded his factory. Every person that worked in the factory was forced to live in the town. All the houses and apartments in the town were owned by Pullman. All the stores and businesses were owned and operated by Pullman. To make things worse, rather than paying workers in money Pullman paid them in company script (fake money) that could only be used in the Pullman stores. One year, as Pullman stock and earnings went down he paid his workers less money while simultaneously raising rents and raising prices in the company stores. The workers at Pullman were in an untenable situation. Paid only in company script, the money was worthless anywhere outside of town even if the workers had any money to spend. Most of workers were behind on rent, owed money to at least one company store and were beginning to slowly starve to death. As one worker described it, “We are born in a Pullman house, fed from the Pullman shop, taught
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