"Hellsville, U.S.A."

Title"Hellsville, U.S.A."
Year for Search1898
Authors[Jones], [George Chetwynd Griffith](1857-1906)
Tertiary AuthorsGeorge Griffith [pseud.]
Secondary TitlePearson's Weekly
Volume / Editionno. 420
Pagination65-70
Date PublishedAugust 6, 1898
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Economic reform in the United States beginning with anti-trust legislation followed by something close to civil war of rich against poor with the rich enlisting the Irish and black against white. After the war was won, the problem of what to do with the losers led to the worst and most useless people put on a reservation called Hellsville. While the U. S. becomes a eutopia, Hellsville is a dystopia, but Hellsville is destroyed by meteors. 

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in his Gambles With Destiny. By George Griffith [pseud.]. (London: F. V. White, 1899), 3-88.

Pseudonym

George Griffith [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The author (1857-1906) changed his legal name from Jones to Griffith in 1894.

Full Text

1898 [Jones, George Chetwynd Griffith, afterwards Griffith, George Chetwynd] (1857-1906). “Hellville, U. S.A.” By George Griffith [pseud.]. Pearson’s Weekly, no. 420 (August 6, 1898): 65-70. Rpt. in his Gambles With Destiny. By George Griffith [pseud.] (London: F. V. White, 1899), 1-88. The author’s name is given in different ways in different library catalogs and bibliographies; I have followed the British Library. L, PSt

Economic reform in the United States beginning with anti-trust legislation followed by something close to civil war of rich against poor with the rich enlisting the Irish and black against white. After the war was won, the problem of what to do with the losers led to the worst and most useless people put on a reservation called Hellsville. While the U. S. becomes a eutopia, Hellsville is a dystopia, but Hellsville is destroyed by meteors. The author changed his legal name from Jones to Griffith in 1894.