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  • Labor Forces In Many Factories
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    For most people in the United States, the term "slave to fashion" relates to an individual's desire always to be wearing the latest fashions from trendy clothing lines. Ina twist of supreme irony, the designation applies much more literally to the legions of poverty-stricken sweatshop laborers worldwide who toil away under miserable conditions to produce the snappy apparel that Americans purchase in droves on a daily basis. Conditioned by a media that places considerable emphasis on possessing a...
  • Young Factory Workers
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    Child Labor YOUNG FACTORY WORKERS IN THE 1930's The young factory workers did not earn high wages, the average pay was about $3.25 a week. But in the 1930's a whole chicken would only cost about 15 cents. The hours worked in the factories were long. The girls worked 11 to 13 hours a day, six days a week. In those days girls were used to getting up early and working from morning till nine oclock at night. Factory owners believed that machines would bring progress as well as profit. Owners increas...
  • Laborers In Their Factories
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    In The Jungle, Upton Sinclair uses a true to life story to demonstrate the working man's life during industrialization. Marx depicts in the Communist Manifesto an explanation of why the proletariat is worked so hard for the benefit of the bourgeois, and how they will inevitably rise up from it and move to a life of communism. When The Jungle and the Communist Manifesto were written, the proletariat, or working class, was a commodity of commerce. Like their brothers, they subjected to competition...
  • Factory Workers
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    In colonial America, most manufacturing was done by hand in the home. Some was done in workshops attached to the home. As towns grew into cities, the demand for manufactured goods increased. Some workshop owners began hiring helpers to increase production. Relations between the employer and helper were generally harmonious. They worked side by side, had the same interests and similar political views. The factory system that began around 1800 brought great changes. The employer no longer worked b...
  • Account By The Legislation On Child Labor
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    Throughout history, the flaws in our legislation on child labor laws are usually evaluated by whether or not we create legislation that changes the way that certain flaw is handled in the future. Hundreds of years ago, daily child labor was part of culture, and children working fourteen hours a day and seven days a week was not an uncommon practice. Many different issues of child labor including the length of time the children worked, the children's age, and the types of jobs they were assigned ...
  • American Federation Of Labor
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    What were the impacts of child labor? Late in the eighteenth century, as the first textile mills were being built, one of the earliest factories employed nine children less then twelve years old. A decade later that same factory had more then 100 children whose ages ranged between four and ten, working in it. The shocking practice of putting young boys and girls in factories was not universal frowned upon. The nation's first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, strongly supported child ...

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