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Unformatted text preview: and treated horribly. Income played a large part in the social standing one had within the community. Many of the workers were immigrants. White people often treated the workers very poorly, and used violence to show their dominance over the immigrants. In both the west and the south there was a large demand for natural or raw goods to create the industrial products. In the south the demand was for cotton, tobacco, and trees. The west supplied the nation with cattle, and minerals. In both locations the factories did not hire locals to produce or harvest good; instead they hired immigrants, who would work for lower wages . The areas where the workers lived were often nothing more than shacks, on narrow filthy HIS 125 streets, ligned up next to one another. There were so many unhealthy living and unsafe work conditions that in an average week over 600 workers died. HIS 125...
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