Chapter 2 - Chapter 2 mass immigration begins unionism sparks but sputters(1800-1860 Setting America could not have remained an agrarian economy if

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Chapter 2: mass immigration begins; unionism sparks but sputters (1800-1860) Setting: America could not have remained an agrarian economy if it wanted to… textile and manufacturing industry growth ensued Some people migrated to urban cities where new factories were being built and new jobs were being created Louisiana Purchase occurred in 1803, 828 thousand square miles of land added Labor force: free and slave labor increased significantly but free labor accounted for 80% of growth while slave labor seemed to be declining Blue collar work Women and children paid less 70%bself employed Immigration: mass immigration took place Irish potato famine, still hate Chinese Unionism: factory production led to some craft workers creating unions as a defensive reaction Membership was limited to people who actually did the craft so membership with small Goal: to secure economic gains in improved hours, wage and working conditions At this time though unions appeared to be kind of illegal cause the first few unions were
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course D SOC 275 taught by Professor Gurak,d. during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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