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Chapter 6 Questions - Chapter 6 Labor Old and New How did...

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Chapter 6: Labor Old and New • How did the 1st generations of industrial workers respond to such fundamental changes? • How did industrial labor differ from preindustrial work? How did such labor evolve? • What effects did the new labor have on the 1st generations of men, women and children in Europe’s mills and mines? Source 1 • How long was the agricultural work year of this group? •Why were the earnings of such people from agriculture insufficient? • What sort of non- agricultural employment did members of the family unit undertake?
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Source 2 • What were the work conditions and the standard of living of agricultural workers like Mrs. Britton and her husband? How did agricultural labor compare with factory labor for Mrs. Britton? Source 3 • How would you characterize the pace of labor in Lille, a city whose work calendar was not unusual in Catholic Europe? Source 4 • What sort of limits on the activities of guild members accompanied these freedoms? What do you think were the reasons for these restrictions? • What efforts to protect both the consumer and the guild member’s market can you discern in these restrictions? Why was the putting- out system explicitly forbidden to guild members? • What specifically in all these restrictions seems intended to create a protected monopoly for producers?
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Source 5 • Who was employed in textiles in Rouen? What does the duke tell you about the quantity of production in Rouen, despite the continued use of hand looms? • How did the organization of this work, the quantity of production, and the destinations of its products foreshadow certain features of the industrial age?
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