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Unformatted text preview: Industrial Work in the U.S. • 1865 – 1914 (Civil War – WWI) o Everyone is transformed (society itself) o Small towns single nation o Nation of small farmers nation of wage-workers Census Agricultural Workers Living in Towns with Population > 2500 1870 53% 1900 37% 1860 20% 1900 40% 1880 – 2/3 rd ’s of Americans worked for wages Production Methods • Workshops – up to 1850s, most production (shoes, etc.) was done at home and in small workshops o Master – controls everyone else and knows how to work o Journeyman – makes stuff o Apprentice – learns how to makes stuff • Shifted to workers performing menial tasks (requiring no skills) • Factories o Assembly Lines o Deskilling o Scientific Management Monopoly – controls one entire industry...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course HIST 1310 taught by Professor Marshall during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08