HISTORY 09-09-10 - September 9, 2010 The Rise of Big...

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September 9, 2010 The Rise of Big Business and Organized Labor - The ending of one frontier the beginning of another? - New South Industrialization and increased settlement in West—demand for more goods, more efficient forms of communication/transportation - Inventors and entrepreneurs transformed American industry in the late 19 th century - The identity of the American worker changed significantly in response to the transformations in American industry with respect to technology, politics, and mass culture The Rise of Corporate America - Mary and Charles Beard (1920s) o “Twenty five years after the death of Lincoln, America had become in the quantity and value of her products, the first manufacturing nation of the world. What England had accomplished in a hundred years, the United States had achieved in half the time” - Why? o Rise of the “New South” o Technological advancements in transportations, communication, production, and manufacturing Building the Transcontinental Railroad -
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HISTORY 09-09-10 - September 9, 2010 The Rise of Big...

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