This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Lithuanians - This ethnic group immigrated to Chicago in a large wave during the first years of the 20th century and were exploited for labor purposes.
Veselija - This is the name of a traditional Lithuanian wedding feast.
Durham's Meat - This is the meat packing plant and slaughterhouse where Jurgis and a number of family members work. This place is engaged in illegal labor activities as well as unsafe food handling activities.
Lithuania - This is the family's home country, idealized in their memories as a beautiful place with lush...
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