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By Stephen Eric Bronner

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"The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" is likely one of the such a lot notorious records of antisemitism. A forgery created in Russia by means of the czarist mystery police and fast translated right into a host of languages, it portrayed Judaism as a world conspiracy devoted to the destruction of Christian civilization. the looks of the Protocols sparked a few bloody pogroms and it contributed to shaping the considering right-wing routine around the globe from Hitler's Nazis to modern antisemitic teams in Russia, the center East and the U.S.. a piece of highbrow heritage, A Rumor in regards to the Jews expresses the relationship among antisemitism and the overarching political attack upon the enlightenment legacy taking the reader on a historic trip that gives a brand new and penetrating knowing of an insidious ideology and its broader implications.

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Some of the girls are quite pretty but I don’t waste much time on them. Ambrose Gonzales makes no mention of a divider; he evidently could see the women from where he sat, although he professed to ignore their presence. 25 Integrating the work environment required providing separate bathroom and “retiring room” facilities for female employees. In the railroad depots, women operators simply made use of the facilities provided for female travelers, usually primitive outhouses; in the larger offices, bathroom facilities had to be maintained, and women employees had to be given access to them during working hours.

Novice operators often missed a few letters of an incoming message; to request retransmission, they would operate the switch lever and “break” Figure 12. Typewriter ad, 1912. From Telegraph and Telephone Age, July 16, 1912, 480. 24 D A I LY L I F E I N T H E T E L E G R A P H O F F I C E into transmission, much to the annoyance of anyone else trying to receive the message. Thus new operators were under pressure to come up to speed quickly and avoid time-wasting and embarrassing requests for retransmission.

Fannie Wheeler started out as a telegrapher in Blairstown, Iowa, and eventually moved to Chicago, where she became manager of the ladies’ department in 1869. The ladies’ department in Chicago was actually the city department, the division of the telegraph office that was responsible for personal messages and local traffic. The city department generally included not only the operators at the main office but also those at branch offices in hotels and stores throughout the city. Many city departments became predominantly female in the 1870s; male operators who ventured into the city department in those years often became the object of teasing and “hazing” from the women.

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