From Utopia to Dystopia


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Mon, 08/30/2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

In this episode of Another World Is Possible, Norm Diamond looks at the relationship between utopian and dystopian literature. Norm discusses that relationship by examining the transition in early industrializing United States from pleasant and supportive work lives for young women, the country’s first industrial proletariat, to brutal and unhealthy working conditions. Patricia Kullberg reads from Herman Melville’s short story “The Tartarus of Maids."

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