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Economic Development 3-4-08 I. Total Population: 1790- 4 million a. Philadelphia- 42,000 b. NYC- 33,000 c. Boston- 18,000 d. Charleston- 16,000 **Over 92% of people lived in rural areas** II. Work- determined by season/day a. Masters (owner of shop) i. Lived in shop ii. About 5 workers per owner iii. Worked alongside journeymen iv. Very relaxed atmosphere (Blue Monday)—hung-over from drinking all weekend; time taken off for funerals, births, weddings, religious holidays, etc. b. Artisans (journeymen)- skilled workers i. Masters wanted to keep these people—paid high wages, gave them shelter, married daughters off to them, shared profits c. Apprentices- worked under artisans to learn skills d. General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen (mutual aid society--helped look after family when you died/were injured) masters and journeymen were part of the same organization (working together) i. Strict Rules of Behavior 1. No public drinking/drunkenness 2. No gambling 3. No womanizing III. Transportation Revolution-
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course HY 120 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '08 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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