H. G. Wells's A Modern Utopia (Penguin Classics) PDF

By H. G. Wells

ISBN-10: 1101491922

ISBN-13: 9781101491928

In A glossy Utopia, tourists fall right into a space-warp and all at once locate themselves upon a Utopian Earth managed by way of a unmarried global Government.

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Emerson and Child were dissenters earlier, during the 1830s, when most writers were silent about the forced removal of southeastern Indian tribes from their homelands to territory west of the Mississippi River, as permitted by the Indian Removal Act of 1830. American destiny plainly required a little practical callousness, most whites felt, or if not callousness, then the worst kind of sympathy: a lament for "vanishing" Indians who were being killed off all the more quickly or at least without remorse because of such sentimental acquiescence.

Dana's and Parkman's writings especially resonated with readers during the 1850s, the heyday of California immigration following the discovery of gold in California in the late 1840s. There was also an increasing interest in urban writings, in large part because of the tremendous rise in the populations of Boston, Philadelphia, and New York brought about mostly by Irish immigration but also by an influx of native-born rural people to the cities from the farms, which suf- INTRODUCTION 11 fered massive failures during the economic depression of the 18;0s.

8~" \ . 0 200 iOO --~ , , -' ... ~· ? ·'-. _, ~ . ~ {,)-' the spiritual growth of a nation that, they sometimes suggested, could possibly emerge as "better" than any of those of long-settled Europe. These writers shared the vision of the popular Hudson River landscape painters of the antebellum period, New Yorkers like Thomas Cole and Asher Durand, who regularly portrayed individuals dwarfed by mountains and forests in a vast and unsettled nature where God's spirit could be apprehended. Cole may have identified republican decline as the ultimate historical reality (see his 1836 "The Course of Empire: Desolation,'' in the color insert to this volume), but most writers and artists of the period, including Cole, imagined that decline as hundreds, if not thousands, of years away.

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