Hard Times


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551110752
Category: Fiction
Page: 460
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Despite the title, Dickens’s portrayal of early industrial society here is less relentlessly grim than that in novels by contemporaries such as Elizabeth Gaskell or Charles Kingsley. Hard Times weaves the tale of Thomas Gradgrind, a hard-headed politician who raises his children Louisa and Tom without love, of Sissy the circus girl with love to spare who is deserted and adopted into their family, and of the honest mill worker Stephen Blackpool and the bombastic mill owner Josiah Bounderby. The key contrasts created are finally less those between wealth and poverty, or capitalists and workers, than those between the head and the heart, between “Fact”—the cold, rationalistic approach to life that Dickens associates with utilitarianism—and “Fancy”—a warmth of the imagination and of the feelings, which values individuals above ideas. Concentrated and compressed in its narrative form, Hard Times is at once a fable, a novel of ideas, and a social novel that seeks to engage directly and analytically with political issues. The central conflicts raised in the text, between government’s duty not to intervene to guarantee the liberty of the subject, and between quantitative and qualitative assessments of progress, remain unresolved today in the late or post industrial stages of liberal democracies.

Hard Times


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Authors, English
Page: 352
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The world of Hard Times For These Times revolves around a small industrial town firmly in the grip of one businessman. Bounderby is owner of the local mill and Gradgrind, his employee, is the schoolmaster--together they define and enforce the town's moral character with an iron fist. Many of the characters--including Gradgrind eventually--try and fail to resist Bounderby's influence, to their own demise. Published in 1854, the novel revealed Dickens' sharpest views on capitalism and its questionable moral underpinnings and spurred significant critical debate among his contemporaries. This is a free digital copy of a book that has been carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. To make this print edition available as an ebook, we have extracted the text using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology and submitted it to a review process to ensure its accuracy and legibility across different screen sizes and devices. Google is proud to partner with libraries to make this book available to readers everywhere.

Hard Times in Ireland

The Scotch-Irish Come to America (1603-1775)
Author: Jeremy Thornton
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823989560
Category: History
Page: 24
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This volume examines how the Scotch-Irish came to Ireland, and the events that caused their immigration to the United States.

Hard Times (MAXNotes Literature Guides)


Author: Oliver Conant
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 9780738673080
Category: Study Aids
Page: 140
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REA's MAXnotes for Charles Dickens' Hard Times MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Hope in Hard Times

New Deal Photographs of Montana, 1936-1942
Author: Mary Murphy
Publisher: Montana Historical Society
ISBN: 9780917298813
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 242
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Arthur Rothstein, Russell Lee, John Vachon, and Marion Post Wolcott became some of the United States' best-known photographers through their pictures of Depression-era America. Their assignment, as one of their associates described it, was to have "a long look at the whole vast, complicated rural U.S. landscape with all that was built on it and all those who built and wrecked and worked in it and bore kids and dragged them up and played games and paraded and picnicked and suffered and died and were buried in it." In Montana the four photographers traveled to forty of the state's fifty-six counties, creating a rich record of the many facets of the Depression and recovery: rural and urban, agricultural and industrial, work and play, hard times and the promise of a brighter future. The photographers captured the dignity of Montanans as they struggled to scratch out livings from dried-up fields, nurture families in the shadows of Butte head frames, and foster communities on the vast expanses of the northern plains. Hope in Hard Times, features over 140 Farm Security Administration photographs to illustrate the story of the Great Depression in Montana and the experiences of the photographers who documented it. Today these striking images, from cities like Butte to small towns like Terry, present an unforgettable portrait of a little-studied period in the history of Montana. Selected from the Farm Security Administration Collection at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the photographs in Hope in Hard Times offer viewers an unparalleled look at life in Montana in the years preceding the United States' entry into World War II.

Politics in Hard Times

Comparative Responses to International Economic Crises
Author: Peter Alexis Gourevitch,Peter Gourevitch
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801494369
Category: Political Science
Page: 267
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Country Women Cope with Hard Times

A Collection of Oral Histories
Author: Melissa Walker
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570035241
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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As daughters and wives they milked cows, raised livestock, planted and harvested crops, worked in textile mills, sold butter and eggs, preserved food, made cloth, sewed clothes, and practiced remarkable resourcefulness.

Public Schools in Hard Times

The Great Depression and Recent Years
Author: David B. Tyack,Robert Lowe,Elisabeth Hansot
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674738003
Category: Education
Page: 267
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Discusses the impact of the Depression on the American public school system.

Hard Times Cotton Mill Girls

Personal Histories of Womanhood and Poverty in the South
Author: Victoria Morris Byerly
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780875461298
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 223
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Heroes In Hard Times


Author: Neal King
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9781592138197
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 282
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An in-your-face look at the cop action movie genre.

Hard Times

An Illustrated Oral History of the Great Depression
Author: Studs Terkel
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595587039
Category: History
Page: 441
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Recreates the character and atmosphere of this dramatic era in a collage of recollections by both well-known and obscure Americans.

Hard Work, Hard Times

Global Volatility and African Subjectivities
Author: Anne-Maria Makhulu,Beth A. Buggenhagen,Stephen Jackson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520098749
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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Introduction / Anne-Maria Makhulu, Beth A. Buggenhagen, Stephen Jackson. - The search for economic sovereignty / Anne-Maria Makhulu. - "It seems to be going:" the genius of survival in wartime DR Congo / Stephen Jackson. - This is play : popular culture and politics in Côte d'Ivoire / Mike McGovern. - Self-sovereignty and creativity in Ghanian public culture / Jesse Weaver Shipley. - "May God let me share paradise with my fellow believers" : Islam's "female face" and the politics of religious devotion in Mali / Dorothea E. Schulz. - "Killer bargains" : global networks of Senegalese Muslims and the policing of unofficial economies in the war on terror / Beth A. Buggenhagen. - Border practices / Charles Piot.

Hard Times

Inequality, Recession, Aftermath
Author: Tom Clark,Anthony Heath
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030020616X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
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2008 was a watershed year for global finance. The banking system was eventually pulled back from the brink, but the world was saddled with the worst slump since the 1930s Depression, and millions were left unemployed. While numerous books have addressed the financial crisis, very little has been written about its social consequences. Journalist Tom Clark draws on the research of a transatlantic team led by Professors Anthony Heath and Robert D. Putnam to determine the great recession’s toll on individuals, families, and community bonds in the United States and the United Kingdom. The ubiquitous metaphor of the crisis has been an all-encompassing “financial storm,” but Clark argues that the data tracks the narrow path of a tornado—destroying some neighborhoods while leaving others largely untouched. In our vastly unequal societies, disproportionate suffering is being meted out to the poor—and the book’s new analysis suggests that the scars left by unemployment and poverty will linger long after the economy recovers. Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have shown more interest in exploiting the divisions of opinion ushered in by the slump than in grappling with these problems. But this hard-hitting analysis provides a wake-up call that all should heed.

Making It Through the Hard Times


Author: Kimberly M. Redding
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456814893
Category: Self-Help
Page: 54
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Life lessons of life will get us every time. A teenage girl, filled with dreams of being happy for ever and hope. A dream of having the white picket fence 2.5 kids, a husband, a good job, friends and family. Until sudden life changing events take place in her life. As she tries to figure out why things happen to the best of us, she is faced with challenges and determination. The question is will she ever Make It Through the Hard Times that life will take us all through? Will she be able to make it through all of the obstacles that she will face or will she give up?

Hard Times

For These Times
Author: Heidi Stillman
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810120380
Category: Drama
Page: 135
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This adaptation of Charles Dickens' Hard Times captures the same feelings of desolate desperation and energizing celebration that overwhelms and ultimately consumes the characters in the novel itself.

Hard Times


Author: M. Anthony Phillips
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1456895508
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Hard Times


Author: C. A. & Thomas,B. R.
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 9788125007982
Category:
Page: 124
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Hard Times


Author: William V. Reynolds
Publisher: Double Eagle Enterprises, Inc.
ISBN: 9780970032010
Category: Fiction
Page: 218
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This historical fictional account of incidents that occur in south central Georgia between 1920 and 1945 is basically the story of Eva Hester Reynolds Leggett, the widow of Gus Reynolds from River Pilot. It is the story of a family's survival of the Great Depression.