Jean Millet, The Man with the Hoe
Among the two of three most widely read--or at least widely distributed--American poems of the nineteenth century was Edwin Markham's populist-progressive work "The Man with the Hoe" where the common laborer is idealized:

O masters, lords and rulers in all lands,
How will the future reckon with this Man?
How answer his brute question in that hour
When whirlwinds of rebellion shake all shores?


June 26, 27, 28 - introduction to the course

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