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AMH2020 Lecture 1/26/10 I. Labor and Conflict A. robber barons B. time zones not established. depends on sun. 1. 1883 railroads get together and tell govt need time zones for people are not late. time zones. 2. railroads are 1 billion dollar industry 3. us steel corp. $1 billion-carnegie steel corporation C. carnegie sells steel company 1. J.P. Morgan a) american financier b) doesn’t know anything about steel c) cares about money only, steel is going to give him money d) he is a banker D. urbanization 1. people are forced to become industrial workers, low pay, long hours a) people being exploited b) industrialized society provides opportunity and choices (1) you can wear whatever you want. have choices to buy whatever one can afford. (2) workers are losing skills, less skills lower pay, losing control (3) artisans (a) skilled workers-knowledge and control over production process
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(4) farmers are losing ability to be independent c) de-skilling forces workers to lose control (1) if american workers are not independent, idea of america is gone. (2) might as well be living somewhere else-
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