Discontent and Refo11

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Discontent and Reform Late-19th century American farmers experienced recurring periods of hardship American workers, especially the skilled among them, appear to have lived at least as  well as their counterparts in industrial Europe.  Still, the social costs were high.  As late  as the year 1900, the United States had the highest job-related fatality rate of any  industrialized nation in the world. Most industrial workers still worked a 10-hour day (12  hours in the steel industry), yet earned less than the minimum deemed necessary for a  decent life. The number of children in the work force doubled between 1870 and 1900. The first major effort to organize workers' groups on a nationwide basis appeared with 
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course AMH AMH2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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