10. Conclusion: The Transformation of a Century

As we contemplate our changed world and the challenges that lie ahead, consider these sentiments:

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is Nature’s inexorable imperative.

—H.G. Wells

A mother’s love is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking, it never fails or falters, even though the heart is breaking.

—Helen Rice

We must never despair; our situation has been compromising before, and it has changed for the better; so I trust it will again. If difficulties arise, we must put forth new exertion and proportion our efforts to the exigencies of the times.

—George Washington

In February 1936, photographer Dorothea Lange sought to capture the desperate plight of the millions of migrant workers who ...

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