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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America - Part 4, Chapter 12 Chicago, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

Louis Menand
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Part 4, Chapter 12 Chicago, Section 2 Summary

Due to the Pullman Strike, Dewey had a bit of trouble getting into Chicago. However, he did eventually get in and settled. During this time, he met many of his colleagues and faculty at the University of Chicago. Many of them held the firm beliefs of the Chicago upper class and Dewey did not fit in very well.

The upper classes sided with Pullman in the strike. He had built a town for his employees. He owned everything there. The United States was going through a depression and many employers were cutting wages and working with their employees to keep them from being laid off. Pullman, however, was not working with his employees. He owned everything in the town. He cut their wages, but did not reduce the rent for his houses, or the products sold in...

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