DRAFTED IN: A SEQUEL TO THE BREAD-WINNERS A SOCIAL STUDY by Faith Templeton [pseudonym]. New York: Bliss Publishing Co., 235 Greenwich St., . 12mo, pp. [1-9] 10-348, flyleaves at front and rear, original pictorial olive-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, floral patterned endpapers. First edition. A sequel to John Hay’s novel THE BREAD-WINNERS: A SOCIAL STUDY (1884), that uses some of the same characters from Hay’s story. Barber promotes the cooperative movement which will convert the American industrial world into a Christian utopia. Barber "was religious, sympathetic to labor, and outraged by THE BREAD-WINNERS. She was heavily influenced by the social-gospel movement, one of the most important religious movements appearing between the Civil War and World War I. Her novel, like other social-gospel labor novel writers, was infused with the principles of that movement -- especially that God is immanent in the world working out his purpose through individuals and institutions, so adherence to Christian principles could bring harmony to worldly problems, including conflict surrounding the labor problem." - Larry W. Isaac, "Literary Activists and the Labor Problem," p. 35. THE BREAD-WINNERS elicited other responses, most notably Henry Keenan’s THE MONEY-MAKERS (1885). Blake, The Strike in the American Novel, p. 216. Wright (III) 288. Private owner's name and date on blank leaf preceding the title leaf and his rubber-stamped name and address on the rear paste-down. Cloth rubbed and dust soiled, front and rear free endpapers missing, early , a sound, good copy. An uncommon book. (#157080).
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