Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier
Charles E. FLANDRAU
'The object of the immigrant is, always, the betterment of his condition. He leaves old communities, where competition in all branches of industry is great, in the hope of "getting in on the ground floor," as we used to say, when he arrived in a new country, and every American, and, in fact, everybody else, wants to get rich by head work instead of hand work, if he can.' - The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier
I'm not sure. While I'll admit there is usually a class of knowledge workers -- lawyers, priests, medicine men, astrologers, or whatever -- I think whether physical or mental prowess holds more prestige in a culture is mutable.