The slave trade was also introduced. Similar events also happened in India as Europeans began invading their region and forced the Indians to do labor. The labor systems were changed mainly because the Europeans believed they were superior to the Native Americans and treated them like slaves (although they were never referred as slaves). One of the few things that remained the same was tribute as taxes were still imposed on people on the lower half of the social hierarchy. In the Incan empire, they also used the Mita system so that the citizens can pay tax through labor.
Thus, families that had to turn over much of their produce to landlords relied on these girls to send money home. This document comes from an outside source, a Buddhist priest, though, which could affect its truthfulness. In Document nine, Indian workers are described as peasants and farmers who earned low wages and lived in small huts. The speaker of this document was from the British Commission of Labor in India, so it was probably very accurate, coming from a government source. In document five, it is explained that wages are low from the factories because the factory workers are unattached parts of their family and only need to earn enough money to support a single person, not a whole family.
DBQ An Essay on Female Mill Workers in England and Japan: How Similar Were Their Experiences? AP World History The industrial revolution was a major period in history; especially for the manual laborer. One segment of the worker population were the women in the textile industry, specifically in England and Japan. Female workers in England and Japan shared similar experiences in the work place. The informational visuals and documents that detail age/gender statistics, economic concerns, and working conditions all contain occupational comparisons yet regional differences.
The Massachusetts Bay colony and Virginia colony had an economic structure that differed in several ways. First, how the slaves were used in contrasting ways in the Massachusetts Bay and Virginia to benefit the revenue of recourses, and the differences in time of abolishment of slavery over the proceeding centuries. With the use of indentured servants in Virginia dwindling, slaves became the priority choice for labor work on plantations, toiling in fields with exhausting work and extremely high mortality rates; while on the other hand, slaves in the North and Massachusetts Bay had a much easier lifestyle consisting of house work and light farming. Secondly, because of the rocky and more or less inhospitable landscape for large scale farming in the Massachusetts Bay area, the main sources of income revolved around fishing, furs, and shipbuilding, small crop farming was viable as
The industrial revolution affected the average workers both positively and negatively. With the invention of new machinery and new methods of transportation, the industrial revolution provides people with jobs and dwelling. However the working class still lived in poor condition due to the dangerous in factories and the polluted environment in the slum. The positive effect of the industrial revolution is shown in document 4 and 8 which reminded people of the “comforts and conveniences” that the industrial revolution brought to them. The use of machinery and mass production provided people with better clothing, cheaper housing and living necessity.
The Populists were a grass roots movement. Their intention was to unite together to improve the conditions of farmers and the people in the lower income brackets as as compared to the wealthy interests. There were haves and have nots, the haves were primarily eastern interests, such as the railroads and banks, the have nots were (in the Populist groups) primarily western farmers and some poor whites in the south. They supported a graduated income tax (which they got with the 16th Amendment), direct election of Senators (which they got with the 17th amendment, civil service reform, the 8 hour day, and government regulation of railroads, telegraphy, and phone service. They achieved all these goals, though most were not under the Populist banner.
According to Modernization Theory, the way “to create an economy is based on industrial production and capitalist business practices” (207-175). The secondhand clothing industry was created because more than enough was produced for consumer societies; this industry is commonly associated with charity but in reality it is a business run by capitalists who serve their own interests. The industrial advancements that these businesses have made have inhibited competitive manufacturing with third world civilizations, as well as disrespected cultural rights and forced globalization. The Neoclassical Economic Theory understands third world workers “to be in transition from traditional to modern practices” (2007-134), but anthropologists have documented apparent resiliency of pre-capitalist institutions. One example of a pre-capitalist institution is foraging which according to Marshall Sahlins (2007-127) is a cultural choice by the people whom desired little and
Much of the Progressive movement occurred coincidentally due to Immigration, Industrialization, and Urbanization. Fewer moments are marked by individuals such as Teddy Roosevelt and other progressive social reformers. The United States was primarily a farming country up to the Industrial Revolution. With industrialization came a total switch in the types of jobs people performed, from working on a farm to working in a factory or an office. To fit the population, dumbbell tenements and settlement houses were formed as a part of the progressive reformist social movement.
External factors of influence are the stakeholders. They are a fundamental part of the company’s social responsibility. Stakeholders provide their expertise in areas where the company lacks experience. They serve as the eyes and ears in communities where we may not have direct visibility into sensitive issues. “Time and Time again, we have seen how listening to a diversity of voices has brought us closer to our goals— for our company and for the workers who produce our product” (gap Inc).
During this time, feudalism prevailed and dictated how the different “classes” of people were treated. Although this system provided insurance against many of the social hazards of being poor, it solidified the notion that the rich were superior and that the poor were a necessary component of society. The poor provided a basis for which the rich could be measured. Throughout the years, the Feudal System, for which it became known as, eventually phased out due to various economic and environmental factors. Over the years,