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-- Henry Ford & the automobile: -- Wright Brothers & the airplane: first more or less working aircraft, first flight in 1903, plane doesn’t fly very far. Represents the huge first step. New status once getting to WWI -- The Cinema: WKL Dickson partner of Edison, box of images, LeMure brothers were first to project it 1895. Cheap form of entertainment. B. Mass Retailing & Advertising: The Rise of the Consumerist Society 1. Distribution of goods: gets better, railroads, rural areas are still cut off, Catalog shopping, so they could order things and eventually get brought to them. Grandfather of modern advertising. 2. Department stores: everything you need is under a single roof. Compartmentalized. Related to labor. 3. Advertising: reverse the traditional consumer ideas, new advertising convince that you “need” to live a modern life. C. “America’s Business is Business”: Phrase developed by Andrew Melon (wealthy industrialist), “America’s business is business” Government and industry should cooperate. Herbert Hoover, build on this idea and develop the Associated State, government should provide for the business because they will ultimately benefit the common good. D. Consolidation of Wealth During the “Gilded Age”: Coined by Mark Twain.. Cover brass with gold. It isn’t though. More wealth than ever before, looks great, until you scratch the surface. -- The Robber Barons maintained through legislation their monopolies. They have unofficial control and they have the money to back it up.
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1. Corporate Octopi: similar to a monopoly. Monopoly you own most of a certain thing. Like a n octopus has many arms, railroad company owned by steel, so when need steel buy from them. Owned half of the corporate wealth by 1929. 2. Consolidation of Capital: 3. Monopolies: 4. Immense Personal Wealth: 1895, one person bailed out the federal government. 5. Unequal Distribution of Wealth: 1890, 9% population holds 75% of the country’s wealth. III. The Other Half: A. The Rise of American Labor: Growth of organized labor. As a class. 1. Increasing dependence of labor: work for someone else, rather than work for them, increasingly needs labor. 1900s 2/3 worked for wage. Working to not the completion of the task it is for pay. Industrialization death of Jefferson agrarian idea (fundamental to democracy). 2. Demographics of labor: by 1910 over 50% of American labor is foreign born. No real job security. 3. Vulnerability of labor: can be tossed out with no cause.
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