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01_31_2008[1] - Notes Problems of the City and...

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Notes – Problems of the City and Industrialization World Fuel Production 1800 1900 1990 Biomass 1000 1400 1800 Coal 0 1000 5000 Oil 0 20 3000 Measured in million metric tons Immigrants Had to come and live in city because they had no other place to stay (they knew no one else anywhere else) This gave them no choice and trapped them Unions Way for immigrants to organize 1900: 5% of workers are unionized Increased number of regular strikes as well as violent backlashes against corporations Unions help workers get what they want under the threat of a strike Ununionized workers being to just more violence Case Study: Knights of Labor 1869 Goals: improve working conditions for workers and receive better pay Advocated: o Equal pay for women and men [employers would pay women less than men more women get hired (cheaper)] o Ending child and convict labor (same reason as above, children and convicts cost less) o Income tax (extending the arm of government) o
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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.

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