The Gospel of Class Essay by Pax Romana

The Gospel of Class
An overview of attitudes toward class struggle in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
# 59597 | 885 words | 4 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Jun 22, 2005 in Sociology (General) , Economics (General) , Labor Studies (General)

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The industrial revolution brought about a new era of industry-driven wealth and prosperity, but it also resulted in the rapid polarization of social classes. This paper explains the positions of both pro-labor and anti-labor leaders and discusses the validity of these positions.

From the Paper:

"By the mid 1800's, industrialization had become a prominent force in American society. With it came drastic increases in productivity and manufacturing efficiency, and a vast amount of wealth, which found its way largely into the hands of the few who were intelligent - or lucky - enough to find themselves in control of lucrative businesses. This newfound supply of wealth began to have a dramatic effect on the upper classes. Even Andrew Carnegie, who called on the wealthy to practice "modest, unostentatious living," found himself living in a fabulous New York mansion by the beginning of the twentieth century. The surprising new wealth of the capitalists, however, contrasted sharply with the relative poverty of the general populace."

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