The Industrial Worker in Pennsylvania, 1800-1840

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PAGE
Prefaceiii
Chapter I The Industrial Setting1
A. Industrial Centers3
B. Industrial Progress5
C. The Growth of the Iron Industry9
D. Growth of the Textile Industry17
E. Other Industries23
II The Wage Earners29
A. The Factory Operatives31
III The Wage Earners -- Part II59
A. The Iron Workers59
B. The Common Laborers71
C. The Skilled Artisans75
IV Growth of Trade Unions85
A. Labor Organization 1800-182891
V Labor Organization During the Age of Jackson99
VI The Skilled Artisans and Industrial Strife119
VII Labor Strife Among the Unskilled Wage Earners145
VIII Labor and Politics During the Jackson Era159
A. The Working Men's Party of Philadel- phia168
B. The Working Men's Party of Pittsburgh180
C. The Working Men's Party of Dauphin County190
D. The Working Men's Party of Mifflin County192
E. Critique of the Working Men's Politics193
IX The Wage Earners and Social Reform209
Appendices A. Trade Societies in Pennsylvania in the 1830's217
B. Summary of Strikes in Pennsylvania 1800-1840221
C. Votes in the Presidential and Gubernatorial Elections 1828-1840231
Bibliography235

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL AND MUSEUM COMMISSION ii
  • Preface iii
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS vii
  • I - THE INDUSTRIAL SETTING 1
  • II - THE WAGE EARNERS 29
  • III - THE WAGE EARNERS -- PART II 59
  • IV - GROWTH OF TRADE UNIONS 85
  • V - LABOR ORGANIZATION DURING THE AGE OF JACKSON 99
  • VI - THE SKILLED ARTISANS AND INDUSTRIAL STRIFE 119
  • VII - LABOR STRIFE AMONG THE UNSKILLED WAGE EARNERS 145
  • VIII - LABOR AND POLITICS DURING THE JACKSON ERA 159
  • IX - THE WAGE EARNERS AND SOCIAL REFORM 209
  • Appendix A 217
  • Bibliography 235
  • Index 247
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