Unformatted text preview: hired young single women and children Railroads Central to 2 nd Industrial Revolution 1. Railroad as the first corporation – changed the nature of time, space, the way people traveled…goods, people, raw material…1913, US produced 1/3 of the world’s industrial outcome… 2. Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, 1869 - 3. Taming Nature 4. Taming Time, Time Zones, 1883 – used to tell time by the sun, church bells, shadows…railroads establish time zones in the US The Gilded Age 1. Fee Laborer of Wage Slave? 2. Captain of Industry or Robber Baron “The man who labored for another last year, this year labors for himself, and next year he will hire others to labor for him.” – Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War % of Workers in Non-Farm Employment 1860-40% 1880-51% 1900-62% 1920-72%...
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- Fall '07
- Industrial Revolution, young single women, Great Railway Strike, actual Great Depression