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The Age of the Masses Society and Economy
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Demography and Social Structure Population growth Urbanization
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Total Population 1800-1850 --France: 27 million to 36 million Great Britain: 9 to 18 million Germany: 20 to 34 million
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1850-1914 France: 36 to 39 million Great Britain: 18 to 36 million Germany: 34 to 64 million
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Population in Cities 1800 1850 1910 London 1.1 mil. 2.6 7.2 Manchester 90,000 303K 714K Birmingham 74,000 233K 840K Paris 547,000 1 mil. 2.9 Berlin 172,000 419K 2 mil.
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Polarization of wealth Big Money—Industry and Finance Rockefeller, Carnegie, Rothschild
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Middle Class Businessmen
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Working Class Children
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Urban working class slums
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The Second Industrial Revolution Transportation and Communication --Railways ---Stephenson’s Rocket 1829
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Ships From Clipper ships to Steamships
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Early Steamships
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Paddlewheeled Steamers
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Unformatted text preview: Steel-Hulled, Prop Driven Steamships: The HMS Dreadnought, 1906 Communication The Telegraph Samuel Morse The Telephone Alexander Graham Bell Characteristics of the Second I.R. Heavy Industry --new technologies; steel, chemicals, electricity Steel Production: The Bessamer Process The Long Depression and Its Impact, 1873-1896 1. Over-production: downward pressure on prices and profits 2. Government Involvement and the end of laissez-faire--protective tariffs--public investment 3. Monopoly Capitalism: Cartels and Trusts The Rhenish-Westphalian Coal Syndicate: 98% of market John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil--vertical integration 4. Capital Concentration Banks and corporations High finance Limited liability: investors liable only to amount invested...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2011 for the course HIST 104 taught by Professor Ingrao during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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