September 26, 2012

World Book Wednesday

Volume U

United Arab Emirates- "Pedestrians and automobiles jam a crowded street in Dubayy." 

Doesn't look anything like Dubai three decades later.

United States- This photo is supposed to represent a typical apartment complex that a typical American might live in. On my first look I thought it was a public housing project. Some research showed it is Stuyvesant Town in New York City, which rents a one bedroom apartment for $2800 a month. How can something that looks like Cabrini Green rent for that much?

Answer: White people live here.

United States, History of The: 1870-1916- "The lives of the poor and the rich contrasted sharply during the industrial period. Poor city people lived in a crowded tenement and could barely afford the necessities of life. But the wealthy, such as the well-dressed antique shoppers at the right, enjoyed lives of luxury."
History always repeats itself, folks.

The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book-Childcraft International, 1979. Includes all photos and quotations

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