"The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life," Jane Addams. Industrialization led to factory job that had appalling and hazardous working conditions with low wages. Andrew Carnegie of course favored industrialization greatly because
But while The Jungle has long been associated with food production (and its disgustingness), the book is actually a much broader critique of early twentieth-century business and labor practices in the rapidly growing cities of the United States. By the time The Jungle was published at the turn of the century, the massive flow of poorer European immigrants into the United States over the previous half-century had changed the demographics of American cities. Many of these immigrants lived in overcrowded, run-down tenement buildings with no access to clean water or proper sewage systems (source). Having come to
Credibility: While living in one of Chicago’s most known gentrified areas, Lincoln Park, and taking a Latino class at DePaul University I was able to learn about the history of the neighborhood. I learned about the battle low-income Puerto Rican families lost when trying to keep their homes in Lincoln Park. Yes, you heard correctly, Lincoln Park was a Puerto Rican neighborhood. IIII. Preview: In this speech, I will begin by explaining what gentrification is along with a short background on the Lincoln Park gentrification, then I will proceed to explain how the families in these areas fought for their homes, and finally I will be discussing the gentrification that is affecting citizens of Chicago today.
America in the early 1900’s was an explosion of industrialism, with poverty on its heels. From a distance, America appeared as a magnificent wonderland filled with amazing opportunities. However, as many immigrants soon discovered, America was not the magical kingdom it was made out to be. With levels of poverty and disease rising, and unsafe workplaces widespread, America was built on pillars of corruption and muck. Upton Sinclair shared these beliefs, and in 1906 he decided to help open the eyes of the American public to the horrors behind closed factory doors by publishing his book, The Jungle.
The US thought of the issues caused by urbanization and industrialization. The urban middle class changed developments and also bolstered the administration playing a noteworthy part intending to issues like the control of enormous businesses and also the welfare of all people in general. There was also the formation of a firm movement which aimed at compensating the reducing significant rural areas in America which were highly urbanized. The achievements during the Progressive era depended on the endeavors of before the change developments. There was a government pay impose and also the race of congresspersons who were a piece of the populist program and also a prohibition which was developed from the Pre-civil war.
The industrial revolution was a time of immense progress. It marked an era of technological advancements and a changing society, yet also a period smeared with unfair and unsafe working conditions. The history is filled with stories of people suffering, being injured, and even dying, all in the process of creating goods for the changing consumer culture. Thousands looked past the suffering, condoled themselves with the goods they purchased at economical prices all at the expense of the working class, a class that had no other choice than to work in the dark, dangerous factories to feed their family. While the consumer culture in this time could look past the anguish of those in the working class, progressives could not.
Why did it take so long for America to allow women’s suffrage during the Progressive Era? Progressives in America did analyze and attempt to solve the unjust and unfair problems that emerged with the increasing number of immigrants, unregulated businesses, urban cities, and economic disparity. There was exploitation of people by the rich and powerful. Even though women contributed behind the scenes during wars and started to represent in work forces, there was still opposition towards their right to vote. At that time, men of the country probably had the notion that women were still not educated enough to be involved in politics.
During the Industrial Revolution life for the working changed in many ways, including working areas and conditions, lifestyle, social status and political influence. The most dramatic change in the lives of the working class during this industrialization was the change in dominant occupation and area of work. Upon the influence of the Industrial Revolution many people moved into larger cities to begin work as both skilled and semi-skilled workers and the most popular industry involving the work in mills and factories(Greer et al., 2012). Most of these people were forced out of their farming areas due to implementation of the enclosure acts causing land to be taken off people leaving them without a job(Carrodus, 2012). Skilled workers were
The prevalence of child labor meant that the poor could not receive an education to enable them to get better, skilled jobs. The levels of violence were high, including the number of murders in the city. These were all the worst effects of urbanization in America. The centers of cities became full of people and the richer inhabitants moved outside the city center to escape the overcrowded, dirty conditions to the suburbs with their clean, green spaces. Tenements were also constructed on the outskirts of the city in undesirable districts close to stockyards or slaughterhouses.
However, the American economy needed both skilled and unskilled workers and the migration of European immigrants to large cities allowed them to fill the growing number of factory jobs for unskilled workers. Because immigrants needed jobs, factories often got away with having dangerous conditions and paying workers low wages. These appalling conditions also transposed into the immigrant lifestyle in the early 19th century. European immigrants lived in cramped and unsanitary housing called tenements and lived with people of the same origin. Jacob Riis, an immigrant from Denmark, called attention to the appalling conditions immigrants lived in in his work, "How