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Victorian Era Male Occupations

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Rachel Linville

on 26 March 2013

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By: Rachel Linville Male Occupations in the
Victorian Era Thesis Statement Male occupations in the Victorian Era were important to the time period because the men held the main job positions, skilled labor positions, and agricultural labor positions. Important Positions Males could be teachers or doctors, or take have roles in government and religion. Craftsmen: Blacksmiths Skilled Labor Positions In the Victorian Era, many men held skilled labor positions like Craftsmen, miners, and mill workers. Other Labor Positions Other common jobs in the Victorian Era including agricultural workers and Navvies. Only males could take part in government. Therefore, only males could be judges as well as Solicitors and Barristers. Also, males held the most important roles in religion. They could be members of the clergy or even the priest. Many craftsmen were artisans or blacksmiths. Artisans had higher economic and social position than farm or factory workers and blacksmiths were among the most prosperous members of a small town or village. These workers remained independent and in demand until twentieth century when the auto industry took many jobs away. Although these fields were mainly for males, both men and women acquired these jobs. Also, children as young as 8 years old worked in mines and mills. These workers faced physical deterioration as a result of their many hours in the same position, doing the same thing Men, women, and children all helped in the field. However, it was mainly the boys who endured harsh conditions while working in the fields. They were usually without shelter even in rainstorms and hail. Other Labor Positions Cont. The Victorian Navvies were the manual laborers working on major engineering projects like canal or railroad building. The navvies were outcasts, despised, feared and hated by very many people. Many men turned to navvying when the New Poor Law put an end to easy parish handouts. The pay was good and the job meant freedom to those who joined
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