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Unformatted text preview: New class of industrial workers • Industrial revolution • Farming took a scientific approach – mechanization, steam power, etc. o Loss of jobs in rural areas to the machines o Urbanization occurred as a result • Farmers had little in common with the rest of a nation in Europe o Nation-states were just forming at the time o Separations of culture, solidarity, and sometimes language • The differences between people were now being broken down and a sense of unity was created among the working class • Byproduct of Industrial Rev . – the creation of a working class identity • The separation was reinforced by the division of social classes by neighborhoods (an area for the working class and an area for the aristocracy) • The Bourgeoisie made an attempt to separate themselves from the working class o Manual labor vs. white-collar workers o Same pay was often distributed o Class segregation • Working class gets the right to vote for the first time – sense of importance, realization of a possible working class utopia • Sot parties (dominated by Marxist ideology) appealed to the working class o Sots tried to create the working class consciousness of the proletariat...
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- Spring '08
- Marxism, socialist parties, working class identity, possible working class, 1890s socialist parties