Farmers During The Gilded Age

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The Gilded Age was a time where the rich continued getting richer, and the poor poorer. Along with these economic effects came the second industrial revolution. The population in cities grew, and all throughout the country, factories which had production and manufacturing capabilities that could not even be imagined decades ago sprung up. The population of America was greatly effected by this industrialization, especially farmers and the industrial workers themselves. The farmers experienced a populism movement, while industrial workers created unions to protect their rights, and reform civil service. A very popular movement of the time amongst farmers was populism. The farmers began by creating the Grangers, but they later adapted to the

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