06 - Class Formation

06 - Class Formation - Class Formation I mmigration and...

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Unformatted text preview: March 17, 2008 Class Formation, I mmigration, and Urban Life in the North I. Pre- I ndustrial Social Regimentation a. Upward Mobility within Fixed Hierarchy i. Journey men and apprentices could look forward to become master craftsmen 1. Never dreamed of being extremely wealthy 2. Independent but not fabulously rich I I. Origins and Effects of Class Divisions a. New Division of Labor Increases social distance between employers and workers i. Workers sell their labor to the market b. Segregation of work places, residences, and commercial districts i. Used to be manufactured on a local level for a local market ii. Journeymen and master craftsmen used to live in the same household 1. Master Craftsmen would have great influence on apprentice iii. Things change 1. Shoe making and textiles are first 2. Master craftsmen become entrepreneurs a. More of his time is devoted to marketing and sales b. Distance between employee and employers increase! ** 3. Production moves out of the household into a larger scale of production...
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hatfield during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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