My book was Flesh & Blood So Cheap written by Albert Marrin.
It covers the topic of mass immigration and its difficulties, worker mistreatment, and fire safety back in the 19 and 20th century.
The theme of this book is “The power of change lies in the hands of the people, when the people unite.”
This was supported by events such as The Uprising Of The Twenty Thousand which is heavily discussed in this novel. It is also made clear this is a recurring theme when poor immigrants used their voting power under a democratic republic to help support themselves and future generations.
I believe you should read this book because,
1. it gives a new perspective on factory workers who even today are often looked down upon in our modern society and are seen as people who do not work hard or are uneducated.
2. It also helps us think about they ways we as ordinary people can change the world around us for the better and should be doing more to see the changes we want from our society.
One thing I learned from this novel is the tragedy of how common child labor was in the past especially in rapidly developing countries.
this gave me a better understanding of the past and the hardships many people went through.