In addition to the low wages, they were subject to long hours in the gruesome factories. All of these conditions built up a large amount of anger towards the government and factory owners. The workers had to do something in order to better their lives. Workers in 19th century Europe had horrible lives as a result of limited attention from the government; workers union were the only thing that ended up getting the attention of the government, and therefore bettering the worker’s lives. While working conditions was a big problem during this time period, there were some solutions that did have some affect on the prob... ... middle of paper ... ...sult of little attention from the government; workers unions were the only thing that got the government’s attention, and therefore improving the worker’s lives.
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Since these tools reduced the physical labor needed to do these tasks many people lost their jobs or in most cases their livelihood. After losing their jobs or their farms, many farmers gained new employment in factories. These jobs were part of the new field of work that the Industrial Revolution created: operati... ... middle of paper ... ...ife to many. This period of time is easily one of mankind’s most inhuman and cruel. Works Cited Venning, Annabel.
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Not surprisingly, living condition was also very poor. According to Stephen Crane’s “Maggie: A Girl of The Streets,” working families like Maggie’s often live in slums, where the author described as a “dark region” that has small houses with “gruesome doorways” and dusty windows. Moreover, the buildings were old and fragile due to the deterioration caused by the people living inside them. And, there were all kind of smells and odors haunting every corner of the place. The people who lived at those building were very poor, a lot of them were unemployed because of the great depression occurred in the late nineteenth century – including Maggie’s and Jimmy’s parents.
This filth was a curse to all people because they became more prone to disease due to the increase in contaminants in the air and the decrease of air quality. Furthermore, the Industrial Revolution also decreased the living standards of workers (OI: “Urbanization”). Poor families were forced to live in small tenements because they could not afford to live an extravagant life. These tenements lacked in many ways, including space and sanitation. Due to the packed conditions, diseases spread rapidly.
As stated in that quote, children had a hard life working in mines and other work places. The pay was also much lower than adult workers in the same factory. Injury was common in work places for kids; they ranged from broken bones to death. The factories had very poor sanitation, which led to... ... middle of paper ... ... increased. Hiring adults decreased the profit for the factory and most adult workers couldn’t fit into the small spaces in-between the machinery.
People were slowly adjusting from agriculture to industry. Although it benefitted mostly the middle class and higher, it devastated the working class. In the eighteenth century, factory workers had unequal rights. Men and women were forced to work from twelve to fifteen hours every single day. With this schedule, the workers were unable to get fully rested for the next day and continued to decrease their health.
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