Standard of Living: The Measure of the Middle Class in Modern America
Martin, Jay, Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA)
Standard of Living: The Measure of the Middle Class in Modern America Marina Moskowitz. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
One evening in 1894, the philosopher John Dewey and his brother, the economist Davis Dewey, went "slumming" in Chicago. Both were interested in the varieties of life in America. First, they went to an outdoor gospel meeting, then to a "ten cent lodging house," next to "two gambling places," and finally, to Carrie Watson's famous brothel. The last was "a high select place ... furnished as elegantly [as] ... 3/4 of the millionaire's houses." The girls, John noticed, "weren't even powdered," and he realized that "an expert might pick them …
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Publication information: Article title: Standard of Living: The Measure of the Middle Class in Modern America. Contributors: Martin, Jay - Author. Journal title: Journal of American Culture (Malden, MA). Volume: 28. Issue: 4 Publication date: December 2005. Page number: 451+. © 2004 Blackwell Publishers Ltd. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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