HIST 226 3 - Dr Carney HIST 226 Exam 3 3 things come...

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Dr. Carney HIST 226 4/3/08 Exam 3 3 things come together after 1870 Growth of cities Railroads built by private companies Industry Railroads before 1870 are only in Houston Railroads make urbanization possible In 1890, there are 8000 miles of railroad tracks Dallas and Fort Worth grow because of railroads Dallas wasn't even on the map until after the Civil War Dallas population doubles in two years Dallas was the largest city in Texas in 1890 Extractive Industry The Texas economy is fueling the North Little money is made in Texas because there are no textile factoris The cattle is bred here, but they are all sent up to the north to make the large profits 1890's Cotton is increasing New labor needs to be found Sharecropping Landowners hire families to work on the land Endless cycle Farmers think it is unfair labor Granges Informal farmer organization Allows farmers to become more efficient gave entertainment Regional version of a Grange
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2008 for the course HIST 226 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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HIST 226 3 - Dr Carney HIST 226 Exam 3 3 things come...

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