HIS 112 922 - same country of origin Working in same areas...

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HIS 112 9.22.10
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Topic for today: Progressive Era continued Last class: the big picture (politics, etc) This class: some social history of the era
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Immigration By 1916, 60% of the US workforce born overseas
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New Waves of Immigrants From where?
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Who were they? What did they expect in the US?
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Employment
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Factories of Second Industrial Revolution employed new immigrants In US Steel’s Pittsburgh mills 1907: 14,359 unskilled laborers 11,694 were from Eastern Europe
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Other Immigrants
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Other Immigrants French Canadians
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Other Immigrants Mexican immigration into Texas and Southwest
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Other Immigrants Japanese Immigrants to West Coast
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Urban Ghettos New immigrants living near others from
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Unformatted text preview: same country of origin Working in same areas Urban Ghettos Tenements: poor living conditions, crowded Attempts to regulate Urban Ghettos Workers rights Workers rights Classic unions Workers rights IWW Unions for new industries and new workforces Triangle Shirtwaist Co. Almost entirely women workforce Poor working conditions No labor laws regulated these workers Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Result: Labor unions gain strength in new industries Unions focus on women workers for the first time Result: Better regulation of working conditions Jim Crow...
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