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Yekl and the Imported Bridegroom and Other Stories of the New York Ghetto - A Sweatshop Romance Summary & Analysis

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A Sweatshop Romance Summary

Leizer Lipman runs a small shop out of his home; the shop also serves as the Lipmans' kitchen and dining room. Work is scarce, but since the designer of the Broadway clothing firm is Mrs. Zlate Lipman's cousin, he keeps them in work. Leizer and Zlate are out of the shop which gives a respite to their workers. Meyer complains about Beile's constant singing, stating that he prefers it when she keeps her mouth shut. Heyman argues with Meyer because he enjoys Beile's singing. Meyer mocks Heyman's servile attitude toward Lipman. David pauses in his work and stares at Beile. He asks if Lipman is going to raise her wages, and Beile says yes, though David still earns more than she does. The workers are actually paid by piece not weekly. Meyer asks how David makes so much more than the rest of...

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