By William Faulkner

This novel received either the Pulitzer Prize and the nationwide publication Award in 195. An allegorical tale of global struggle I, set within the trenches in France and working ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it used to be initially thought of a pointy departure for Faulkner. lately it has become well-known as one among his significant works and a vital a part of the Faulkner oeuvre. Faulkner himself fought within the warfare, and his descriptions of it "rise to magnificence," in accordance with the recent York occasions, and comprise, in Malcolm Cowley's phrases, "some of the main robust scenes he ever conceived."

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They also made a practice of telling voters that the Democrats represented the party of secession and the Confederacy, since most Southerners belonged to that political party. This tactic was called “waving the bloody shirt,” and it was used in elections for decades following the Civil War. indd 56 12/10/09 10:15:36 Gilded Age Politics 57 themselves to their great martyred leader, President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln became the great symbol of honest leadership and sacrificial service to his country, and Republicans were more than eager to capitalize on his legacy.

Businesses and manufacturers. But the new law caused higher prices in the United States and contributed to the depression of 1893.

This process took place in large egg-shaped containers, called Bessemer converters, shown here in use at Carnegie’s Pittsburgh steel works in 1886. indd 50 12/10/09 10:15:34 Industry and Labor 51 Everything Carnegie touched seemed to turn either to steel or to money. By 1900 his steel company holdings were producing more steel than all the companies in Great Britain, netting him a personal $40 million that year alone. But, while Carnegie was a businessman, he was also a philanthropist. In 1889 he published a book, The Gospel of Wealth, in which he used the relatively new theory of Darwinism, and its “survival of the fittest” beliefs.

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