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2.2.09 CLASS NOTES AMERICAN BUSINESS (INDUSTRIALIZATION - 1850-1900, domestic economy grew drastically technology - Large companies could keep up easier - Production management was altered - Profits were being made at the expense of workers - Assembly line - Work conditions deterioted - Manufacturing WORKING WOMEN - less women in the workplace - married women usually didn’t work - the high rate of employment for divorced and widowed women showed the need to survive - held service type jobs (home, hotels, etc) - 1900, these types of jobs helped enable women to survive - Women considered the work demeaning - Live-in meant the lost of a lot of personal freedom - Domestic service jobs was the bottom of the barrel - Becomes a job for new immigrants and African-American women - Manufactured the 2 nd largest occupation for women - Tended mechanical mills - Shoe industries, etc - All faced similar working conditions - Laws are getting enacted for women - Enforcement of those laws is weak - Women in workforce are not equal to men - Many men restricted the growing amount of women in the workplace - Most shops and factories maintained 2 categories: o Skilled- men o Unskilled- women, children, immigrants, etc
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2009 for the course HIS 146 taught by Professor Belmore during the Spring '08 term at Rhode Island.

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