3_Redefining American Work

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Terms and Outline “out-Yankee the Yankees”: Redefining American Work in the Gilded Age I. The Work Frontier: Evolution of Cost and Compensation II. Industrial America—RRs first “big business” A. New problems and solutions 1. Finance 2. Management Standardization Time zones Specialization 3. Labor relations Unions 4. Business and government B. Innovation Jay Gould—RR “Commodore” Vanderbilt—RR John D. Rockefeller—petroleum Vertical integration Andrew Carnegie—steel T o m S c o t t Carnegie Steel Æ J. P. Morgan Æ U.S. Steel C. Labor 1. 1890 Distribution of Wealth “Class” Annual Income #Families Wealthy $50,000+ 125,000 Well-to-Do $5,000-$50,000 1,375,000 Middle $500-$5,000 5,500,000 Poor under $500 5,500,000 2. Business ideology Frederick Taylor—scientific mgmt—“Taylorism” 3. Collective response 1877 RR strikes Labor organizations a. Knights of Labor—Terence Powderly Haymarket Square Riots, Chicago, 1886 b. American Federation of Labor (AFL)—Samuel Gompers
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course AMH 2020 taught by Professor minor during the Fall '11 term at Santa Fe College.

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