Working class attitudes and organisation in three industrial towns, 1850-1875.
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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.) - Univ. of Birmingham, Dept. of History.

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During the Industrial Era society was highly stratified. Even within the working-class, a station-master would regard himself higher than the porters, and a butler 'lorded' it over the maids. Many. Finally, the early working class consisted of laborers that worked in the factories, shops, and other businesses. They were the ones that suffered the most out of all three classes. In the coal mines, many women and children died of black lung (a symptom when you inhale coal dust). The rapid shift from an agrarian to industrial economy and the growth of the business sector, with their attendant social and economic dislocations, spurred the development of a powerful ideology in which private and public spheres were considered antithetical. "Sociabilit? of Workers and the Working Class in Comparative Perspective, " {IL Spring ). It was followed three years later, in October by "Mass Culture and the Working Class, " {IL Spring ).

  Vance's story pretty much ignores the working-class battle to get its share of the pie, and the racial turmoil, riots, and struggle for civil rights that would shape the politics of America's cities. It bypasses how millions of white workers would enter America's middle class in the three decades after World War II, as the government invested.   The Middle Class Grows. As a group, the middle class saw enormous benefits from the industrial revolution. The growth of new businesses and factories created thousands of new jobs. The middle class itself grew in size as occupations like merchants, shopkeepers and accountants allowed the working class to lift themselves into a higher social strata. The concept of working class began to take shape in the late 18th century with the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. People were needed to work in factories, mines and agriculture - employment which did not appeal to the upper people from lower social statuses were attracted by the numerous work places available, although the. The working class endured the conditions in the working houses as long as they had jobs. A group of workers called the Luddites smashed machines that took away their jobs.

with that power when once attained. In New York and the other great cities of the East, the organization of the working class has proceeded upon the lines of Trades’ Societies, forming in each city a powerful Central Labor Union. In New York the Central Labor Union, last November. How did the Industrial Revolution change the old social order and long-held traditions in the Western world Three distinct social classes emerged; upper, middle, and working. Middle class values and tastes became measuring stick of your class. The specter of working class poverty and misery during the industrial revolution has been and still remains an important justification for government intervention into social and economic affairs. A vast amount of legislation, from minimum wage to antitrust laws, owes its existence to the anticapitalist mentality created by pessimistic views of.   In order to answer the question, “What was Dickens’s attitude toward the poor?” we need to refine the question and ask: “What kind of poor?” Writers, politicians, social workers, and philanthropists of Dickens’s time tended to distinguish between the “deserving” and the “undeserving” poor—categories that were enshrined in the Poor Law of