This kept the South in a sort of “Third World” servitude to the North. The South would supply raw materials to the metropolis of the North, but would be unable to develop its own industry.One example was the “Pittsburgh plus” pricing system in the Steel industry. This took advantage of iron ore deposits in Birmingham, AL, and stunted the South’s natural economic advantages.However, in the cotton textiles, the South fared better. Many wanted to bring the mills closer to the cotton, and so several cotton mills were erected in the South. The South was also able to provide cheap labor, and southern industrialists did everything they could to keep it cheap. Rural white southerners scrambled to seek employment at the new mills, and were paid half of what their counterparts in the North were being paid.Often, they received credit at a company store, where they were habitually in debt. Despite this, the southerners appreciated the mills as the first steady jobs and wages they had ever received. The Impact of the New Industrial Revolution on AmericaAfter the Civil War, the wealth of the United States, along with the standard of living, rose sharply. Industrial workers enjoyed more comforts than those in Europe, and urban centers boomed.Agriculture gave way to manufacturing, and Jeffersonian ideals were being thrown away. Federal intervention was now proving to be necessary in economic affairs.People now lived according to the factory whistle instead of nature, and industrial discipline did not come easy for some.