Cotton Industry Dbq Essay

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DBQ Japan and India Cotton Industry In Japan and India, both countries had to work for their own needs and to support their families. They usually worked in a cotton industry with their sibling. Both Japan and India had hand spun yarns and machine spun yarns. The cotton industry was common from 1880s to 1930s. Although the cotton industries from India share some similar qualities with Japan, they also have some differences that characterize how each people lived and their conditions in their country. The people’s lives in either Japan or India depended on luck and the minimum wages. The evidences that show the difference and similarities are found in some of the documents supported by sources that have worked in or experienced cotton industries.…show more content…
More documents were needed to analyze the difference and similarities of the conditions. A document supported by two women recalling their girlhoods working in Japanese textile factories in 1900s shows the terrible conditions that the girls had to deal with in cotton industries. They worked until 10 at night in the lamplit factory. They could barely stand after their work, and they were only given a piece of yolk after work. On the first year of their work, they received nothing, on the 2nd year, 35 yen, and on the 3rd year, 50 yen. There were 30 sick people and the girls were vulnerable to diseases. The conditions were terrible. Although not many documents from India supports the conditions of India, some documents show pictures of cotton industries in India. One of the documents shows a picture from a report on Indian textile mills in 1935. The condition doesn’t look too harsh and terrible as Japan, but also shows that the workers were peasants and is in need of money. The documents given shows how the cotton industries were in Japan and India from 1880s to 1930s. Many similarities and differences were shown. Some of the evidence not only provides the differences and similarities, but also shows the living condition of Japan and India. People needed to work in cotton industries not only for themselves, but to support their
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