Monday, 17 July 2017

America’s first urban working class

quote [ The city’s new and growing wealth was spread unevenly, and even in good times, laborers and artisans—many of them African-Americans and European immigrants—struggled to find regular work and decent wages, leaving them forever teetering on the brink of poverty.
For these families, pigs were a crucial social safety net—an insurance policy that paid out in bacon. A family short on food could always slaughter one of its hogs; preserved by curing or smoking, the meat could feed a household for a long time. Plus, pigs were a source of instant liquidity for a cash-poor populace. Since pork was a staple of the American diet, butchers were always eager to buy hogs.. ]

The more things change, the more they are the same.
[SFW] [history] [+4 Interesting]
[by yunnaf@3:26pmGMT]

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HoZay said @ 4:58pm GMT on 17th Jul [Score:1 Underrated]
Ain't no stink like pig shit stink.

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