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Chapter 3: 1911 -- 1920 - 3:6 Motivations for Woodworking

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Under construction: Consider factors such as hours of work and leisure time and/or limited disposable income. 

The decade was interrupted in 1916, when America declared war against Germany -- World War I -- a two-year interval. Immigration was another issue. 

Hours of work still hovered in the 60-hours per week range, so  "leisure time" during that era had a limited meaning, but was defined much differently, say, a decade later, when in 1930, "leisure time" becomes a national issue. 

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