GEOG 121 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Komagata Maru Incident, Emma Goldman

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22 Apr 2016
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Transformation of labor and occupational health and safety. Economist-best way to go forward, minimum wages and bad working conditions (bangladesh) are the most profitable and needed for the world. Industrial production doesn"t always help country; textiles don"t have the same value today (low end) as they did before = declining terms of trade. Tendency to focus on short term events wasn"t as committed to long term institution building. Wobbilies- recognition to multicultural struggles, fought for labour rights not only for. Created many tensions due to wide range of cultural inclusion. Many activists were arrested and intelligence agencies would try to control them, many had to exile to russia like emma goldman. Urban reform, create more professional and efficient government. The women"s movement, opportunity for women to vote: struggles against large corporations-class based. Struggles against large corporations: populist movements- farmers discontent with railroad companies. Monopolistic practice of firms, govt should regulate them. Challenge corporate power: labor movements (industrial workers)

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