The Gilded Age

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The Gilded Age

This lecture covers the goods and bads of the gilded age.

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Texas A&M University
Hist 106 - History Of The U S
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HIST 106 2nd Edition Lecture 6 Outline of Last Lecture I. Emerging Industries II. John D. Rockefeller III. Rise of Monopolies IV. Inventions V. The consumer society Outline of Current Lecture I. Workers II. Culture of work III. Knights of Labor Current Lecture  Workers o Real wages increased  The buying power of the money that the workers do make will improve but not that much o Conditions slightly improved o Organized labor  Molly Maguire’s, 1870s  Irish  Opposed to poor working conditions that were forced upon them as they began working in the steel mining industry  Violence-was not a passive movement and used intimidation and violence as their form of protest o Most people in the US saw this as terrorism as opposed to organized labor o 40 of the them arrested and 20 are hung for their crimes against society  This didn’t do anything positive for labor unions and labor unions at the time were a foreign idea  The Railroad strike of 1877

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