{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

HST9-7-07 - hired young single women and children Railroads...

Info icon This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
The Industrial Age: The Second Industrial Revolution, 1877-1900 – 9/7/07 Changing Nature of Work 1. The Great Railway Strike, 1877 – (Bargain of 1877, end of reconstruction) – began in July 16, 1877 Martinsburg, WV…national strike…lasted 2 weeks…coast to coast…Pres. Hayes ordered fed. Troops into WV instead of suppressing, sent in a wave of anger…3 days after strike began, workers in Pittsburg went on strike also…first time troops were used against labor strikes…at least 100 people died 2. Panic of 1873 – massive unemployment, many businesses failed…was known as the Great Depression before the actual Great Depression in 1929 3. Growth of wage work, unskilled labor, and child labor – women and children began working in factories 1 out of every 6 children held jobs…1 in 4 NC mill workers were children 4. Migration from farm to city 5. Textile Factories & Piecework
Image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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%...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern