9.19.07 - o The deskilling of labor • At work in the factory o Nature of industrial labor Repetitive Dangerous Dehumanizing and alienating

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Haymarket Square, 1886 o The eight-hour movement o May 4 th , 1886: protest at Haymarket o Scapegoating anarchists o Decline of the knights of labor American Federation of Labor o Organization by crafts o “pure and simple” unionism o Exclusionary o Limited success To market, to market. .. o Bringing the goods to your door: mail order catalogs Shipping was high to rural areas o Cathedrals of consumption: Department and chain stores Wanamaker’s Grand Depot in 1876 o Creating new needs: advertising consumption Changing status of labor o From self-employed to wage worker o Diversifying workforce
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Unformatted text preview: o The deskilling of labor • At work in the factory o Nature of industrial labor Repetitive Dangerous Dehumanizing and alienating Unregulated • All in the family o Everyone contributes o Child labor increases o Women at work In the home On the clock • Competing visions of industrial capitalism o Horatio Alger and the Self-Made Men o Andrew Carnegie and the Gospel of Wealth o William Graham Summer and Social Darwinism o Lester Frank Ward and Reform Darwinism • Promise and perils of the industrial city...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIST 104B taught by Professor Nolan during the Fall '07 term at Binghamton University.

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