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History 1302 Lecture February 3

History 1302 Lecture February 3 - Woman and children have...

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History 1302 Lecture February 3, 2010 Work and Conflict in the turn of the century in America How did captains of industry view their contributions to Americans? Who composed the era’s labor force and what new problems did this present for industry and or the nation What were working conditions like for Americans How did work in the industrial era shape American identity What were workers’ chief concerns during the gilded age What caused the rise in labor unions at the turn of the century Throughout the gilded age Americans lived healthier lives, earned higher wages, enjoyed better homes, and better infrastructure in cities On average they worked 56 hours a week More dangerous industries such as coal mines and railroads Average wage was $3.50 a day (adjusted for inflation)
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Unformatted text preview: Woman and children have always been part of the American workforce despite race Work place casualties were very common Social mobility was no longer a possibility because so many children were working instead of going to school The brutality of these working conditions that was publicized in the press shocked many Americans Workers blamed captains of industry for all of their problems Going to work became heavily militarized The increased tension between workers and employers is mirrored globally By the end of the nineteenth century there became in international allience between all workers that were being oppressed by the same captains of industry There becomes an internation entity that is workers...
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