Advantages And Disadvantages Of Industrial Workers

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Experiences of farmers and industrial workers in the 19th century Introduction The 19th century in America was characterized by rapid industrial growth. At this point in time, industrial plant output increased and there was mass production of goods by the machines (Foner, n.d). The British textile manufactures were the first to venture in the industrialization field within the United States of America. Mechanization was on the rise where machines replaced skilled personnel and craftsmen in different industries. By 1870, machines were already stitching leather, producing nails, knitting stockings, shirts and dresses in large numbers. This lowered the manufacturing costs and as a result lowering labor and also the prices charged on the consumers by the manufacturers. Generally, introduction of machines lead to a lot of production of goods at a cheaper price. During this time, mechanization did not have…show more content…
These farmers were also opposed to the monetary policy which was deflationary and only benefited bankers and creditors. These problems were crowned by the fact that though there was increasing agricultural productivity, the far produce prices were on the decline. At the same time there were competition for markets by Australians and Egyptians. Industrial workers plight in the 19th century Life was difficult for the American Industrial worker in the 19th century. Industrialization at this time led to loss of jobs by many skilled personnel and even craftsmen. The laborers were forced to work for long hours in hazardous conditions and again the wages were very low. Though the country could accumulate so much wealth, little of it went to the industrial workers. Women and children formed the majority of industrial laborers (Licht,
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