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Dying to WorkDeath and Injury in the American Workplace$
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Jonathan D. Karmel

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501709982

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501709982.001.0001

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America Goes to Work

America Goes to Work

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(p.9) 1 America Goes to Work
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Dying to Work
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Jonathan D. Karmel

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501709982.003.0002

This chapter presents a brief history of the significant events that changed the American workplace in the Nineteenth century. The upheaval from the Industrial Revolution, supported by waves of immigration, along with the rise of unions and worker unrest, are all discussed as America transitioned from an agrarian economy into an industrial giant.

Keywords:   Industrial Revolution, immigration, unions, strikes, Louis Brandcis, Clara Lemlich

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