Introduction to 1910


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An introduction to an Expedition to 1910, though biographies of notable persons.

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    1. 1. The Expedition to 1910 <ul><li>ex  pe  di  tion </li></ul><ul><li>An excursion, journey, or voyage made for some specific purpose, as of war or exploration. </li></ul><ul><li>2. The body of persons, ships, etc., engaged in such an activity: a large expedition of scientists and military personnel. </li></ul><ul><li>Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary </li></ul>
    2. 2. We Can Do It &quot;There are a good many roads here,&quot; observed the shaggy man, turning slowly around, like a human windmill. &quot;Seems to me a person could go 'most anywhere, from this place.&quot; -- The Road to Oz (1909) 1910
    3. 3. Thomas Edison “Be courageous! Whatever setbacks America  has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation.... Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward!” 1929
    4. 4. Wilbur and Orville Wright Left, Wright Fliers at Missouri State Fair, 1910, and page from research notebook. “ Having set out with absolute faith in the existing scientific data, we were driven to doubt one thing after another, till finally, after two years of experiment , we cast it all aside, and decided to rely entirely upon our own investigations.”
    5. 5. Frederick Taylor “the one best way ” 1911, “Taylorism” Uncle Josh, 1909
    6. 6. James J. Hill “The Empire Builder” &quot;The wealth of the country, its capital, its credit, must be saved from the predatory poor as well as the predatory rich, but above all from the predatory politician.&quot; The opening celebration of the first railroad hotel, the Belton Chalet at Glacier National Park, 1910.
    7. 7. Sears & Roebuck Alvah C. Roebuck Richard W. Sears Sears in Chicago, 1906. Six hundred women working at making a record of each order.
    8. 8. Andrew Carnegie The Gospel of Wealth “ . . . to set an example of modest unostentatious living, shunning display; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him. . .to consider all surplus revenues which come to him simply as trust funds which he is strictly bound as a matter of duty to administer . . .to produce the most beneficial results for the community.” 1889
    9. 9. Henry Clay Frick “ This won’t do. This won’t do at all. Find out who owns this paper and buy it.” (Said to secretary, after seeing a cartoon of himself)
    10. 10. Alexander Berkman With a look of horror he quickly averts his face, as I pull the trigger. There is a flash, and the high-ceilinged room reverberates as with the booming of cannon. I hear a sharp, piercing cry and see Frick on his knees, his head against the arm of the chair.
    11. 11. Emma Goldman The individual is the true reality in life. A cosmos in himself, he does not exist for the State, nor for that abstraction called &quot;society,&quot; or the &quot;nation,&quot; which is only a collection of individuals.
    12. 12. Eugene V. Debs For President Convict No. 9653 While there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free. Socialist Party Presidential Candidate: 1900, 1904, 1908, 1912, 1920
    13. 13. Mother Jones <ul><li>One of the boys said I was looking well. Of course I am. There is going to be a racket and I am going to be in it! Mary Harris &quot;Mother&quot; Jones, 1910 </li></ul>&quot;I'm not a humanitarian. I'm a hell-raiser.&quot;
    14. 14. Bombing of L.A. Times October 1, 1910 Clarence Darrow Samuel Gompers President, AFL James and John McNamara
    15. 15. Jane Addams An unscrupulous contractor regards no basement as too dark, no stable loft too foul, no rear shanty too provisional, no tenement room too small for his workroom as these conditions imply low rental. Twenty Years at Hull House, 1910
    16. 16. John Dewey Education is the fundamental method of social progress and reform. All reforms which rest simply upon the law. . .are transitory and futile....Through education society can formulate its own purposes, can organize its own means and resources, and thus shape itself with definiteness and economy in the direction in which it wishes to move.... My Pedagogic Creed, 1897
    17. 17. W.E.B. DuBois Booker T. Washington DuBois: The Souls of Black Folk “ The Great Accommodater” Washington: Up From Slavery 67 black Americans were lynched in 1910.
    18. 18. Jack Johnson Defeating “the Great White Hope” O my Lord What a morning, O my Lord, What a feeling, When Jack Johnson Turned Jim Jeffries' Snow-white face to the ceiling William Waring Cuney
    19. 19. Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt, 1912 National Progressive Convention, 1912 1913
    20. 20. Upton Sinclair They use everything about the hog except the squeal…( The Jungle ) &quot;It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it.&quot; “ Fascism is capitalism plus murder.”
    21. 21. John Muir & Gifford Pinchot Hetch Hetchy Valley John Muir Gifford Pinchot
    22. 22. Zitkala Sa Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (1876-1938) <ul><li>I would not forget that the pale-faced missionary and the hoodooed aborigine are both God's creatures, though small indeed their own conceptions of Infinite Love. A wee child toddling in a wonder world, I prefer to their dogma my excursions into the natural gardens where the voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers. If this is Paganism, then at present, at least, I am a Pagan . -- &quot;Why I am A Pagan&quot; </li></ul>
    23. 23. Roald Amundsen the Heroic Age (1) Roald Amundsen (2) the Amundsen camp, at the South Pole on December 14, 1911 (3) the Southern Cross, 1899
    24. 24. Luther Burbank The most stubborn living thing in this world, the most difficult to swerve, is a plant once fixed in certain habits. . . But see how this whole plant's lifelong stubbornness is broken simply by blending a new life with it, making, by crossing, a complete and powerful change in its life. With Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. Right, in garden in 1920s, 1883 catalog.
    25. 25. “Buffalo Bill” Cody <ul><li>Dear Buck Say. This is the allfired darkest summer to stay in the road I ever seen. Once in a while I think we struck a plain trail then I loose it again. and I don't know where I am going. in about two weeks write me again. and see if I have picked up a trail I can hang to. </li></ul><ul><li>Letter to E.E. &quot;Buck&quot; Arbuckle, 1910 </li></ul>
    26. 26. What’s Wrong With the World, 1910 G.K. Chesterton &quot;Men invent new ideals because they dare not attempt old ideals. They look forward with enthusiasm, because they are afraid to look back.&quot; - What's Wrong With The World, 1910 What is education? Properly speaking, there is no such thing as education. Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. ... What we need is to have a culture before we hand it down. In other words, it is a truth, however sad and strange, that we cannot give what we have not got, and cannot teach to other people what we do not know ourselves. “ Nearer My God to Thee” (played while the Titanic Sank, April 14, 1912) Morse Code at 20 words per minute
    27. 27. 1910