These are some of the works I have been using to inspire me to write my work on the railroads. Here begins the attempt to become a geographical-historical materialist dialectician.
Have ye leisure, comfort, calm,
Shelter, food, love’s gentle balm?
Or what is it ye buy so dear
With your pain and with your fear?
The seed ye sow another reaps;
The wealth ye find another keeps;
The robes ye weave another wears;
The arms ye forge another bears.
DuBois commenting on the plight of the white worker in Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880 ( 1935:30–31) quoting from Percy Shelley’s “Song To the Men of England.”