The Industrial Worker, 1840-1860: The Reaction of American Industrial Society to the Advance of the Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Worker, 1840-1860: The Reaction of American Industrial Society to the Advance of the Industrial Revolution

by Norman Ware
ISBN-10:
0929587251
ISBN-13:
9780929587257
Pub. Date:
03/01/1990
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher

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The Industrial Worker, 1840-1860: The Reaction of American Industrial Society to the Advance of the Industrial Revolution

Besides the slavery issue, one of the major notes of American life in the years preceding the Civil War was created by the Industrial Revolution. It produced remarkable social and industrial upheavals which were repugnant to an astonishingly large numbers of Americans. Despite national prosperity, industrial workers suffered severe losses of economic status and independence; in protests grounded in religion and politics, they sought to hold on to what they had, and later to win material gains. Mr. Ware’s illuminating book analyzes the conditions which brought on the Industrial Revolution, and traces and interprets the labor struggles that developed in response to the factory system.

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ISBN-13: 9780929587257
Publisher: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date: 03/01/1990
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.82(d)

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