Detroit: John F. Eby & Co., 1894. First Edition. Small octavo (18.5cm.); original grey decorative blind-embossed cloth, upper cover and spine lettered in gilt; 230pp. Cloth rather soiled, spine darkened and gilt lettering a bit dulled; contents fine. Very Good overall.
Dowling's attempt at solving the labor problem during the depression that plagued the United States in the 1890s. A reviewer for the Detroit Journal described the author's propositions as "quack remedies," leading to Dowling suing the paper for libel and slander in Dowling v. Livingston. However, because the review did not attack Dowling's character or misstate facts, the case was ultimately thrown out (cf. Yale Law Review, Vo. 5, no. 5, May, 1896, p. 233).