Economic Growth During The Gilded Age

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Following the end of the Civil War, industrialists’ new inventions and the accessibility to natural resources created an industrial boom. Economic growth spurred for the industrialists; however, growth came with huge risks for industrial workers. A factor that contributed to America’s astonishing economic growth in the late 19th century was the conditions of labor that were dangerous to health and the increasing exploitation of industrial workers. Life in the other half during the Gilded Age resulted in unsanitary work and clustered living conditions. In hopes of having a temporary escape from the grueling workplace, people incorporated the use of past timers to help cope during the Gilded Age. Life for the “other half” during the Gilded Age
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