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The Other Civil War
Transcript of The Other Civil War
*Would strike to get employers' attention
*Fought for shorter work days and higher pay
*Employers would bring in strikebreakers to end strikes Women and the Industry Era Ch. 10: The Other Civil War Laurel & Nessie Jacksonian Era Fighting For Unions *At this time, there were more opportunities for women in the work force
*Lowell Girls- Textile Mill Industry
*Factory Girls' Association: went on strike in 1836 Labor Unions in Revolt *The Industrial Age brought along more opportunities for people in the workforce.
*As of result Labor Unions formed with the idea of keeping fair wages, work days and in case workers needed support on some sort of request.
*Revolts would often times surface when these principles were not met, adding to the complex dynamics of the industrial revolution. *Lawyer from a well off family
*Leader of Door Rebellion (1842)
*Went outside the lines of the legal system
Island; later came
back and would
have become a
martyr, but the gov.
let him go. Thomas Dorr's Suffrage Movement Jacksonian Democracy *A term that refers to the era of the Second Party System (mid-1830s–1854)
* A time that glosses over class struggle and relies on the use of a Heroic Leader Labor Unions *Supreme Court Case: Commonwealth v. Hunt
labor unions aren't illegal as long as they used "honorable and peaceful" methods *Knights of Labor:
-bloody Haymarket Square gave them a bad name
-everyone was open to everyone (other than 'nonproducers') *National Labor Union:
-1866, only lasted 6 years
-created to challenge their bosses
-excluded Chinese and included small numbers of women and blacks
-Blacks made the Colored National Labor Union Summary * "The stories of the Anti-Renter movement and Dorr's Rebellion are not usually found in textbooks on United States history. In these books, given to millions of young Americans, there is little on class struggle in the nineteenth century. The Period before and after the Civil War is filled with politics, elections, slavery. and the race question." *American Federation of Labor
-Created by a jewish man, Samuel Gompers
-unified national unions
-fought for fair labor Anti-Renters *Revolt in Albany, New York
*Attempted to end the monopoly of the land
*Made up of mainly farmers
*Rebellion crushed by the law "The Jacksonian idea was to achieve stability and control by winning to the democratic party."
-Zinn Jacksonian Democracy had a huge influence on the cause of many labor unions. One of the highlights of this era in particular was the concept of Manifest Destiny. Zinn talks about Jacksonian Democracy to describe the perception that many of the revolting laborers held.
Zinn says, "Jacksonian Democracy had tried to create a consensus of support for the system to make it secure"
*In regards to political, economic, and industrial stability*