Age of Masses

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Published on 15 Dec 2010
School
UTSG
Department
History
Course
HIS241H1
Professor
Wage-labour socialism – no
Wage increased almost 20%
Able to break through the classes – proletariat into the lower, middle-class (moyen-bourgeoisie
Bad – breakdown of the family, immediate family in the late 19th century – different factories
o11 and under prohibited to working, but some still worked
Changed society quickly (in 20 years)
oCrime sky rocketed
oHard time adapting to the changes
oTurn of the 19th cent. – 5 000 reported crime, 1840 – 20 000, 1890s – 100 000
Coincides with the first and second industrial revolution
Mental pandemic brought out by the revolution – unable to adapt
Prostitution – always in society however, until now a town would only have one
oLondon – 7 million people, had over 100 000
oParis – 25 000
o18-25 – forced into, only way to survive
oGovernments made some approach to curb itthe pros. but not the clients
Saw it as a problem of women, not of society
oTried to blame the females (the disease law)
oBourg. cliental – not jailed
oCatholic statesturned blind eye to pros. – saw it as the lesser of all evils (sodomy,
masturbation)
oHad to get permit - British army made up of single men – seek pleasure (instead of
turning to each other...)
Mass education
Introduced mandatory public schooling, even though not always enforced , under the age of 11 –
stayed in the schools for at years 4-5 years
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 able to break through the classes proletariat into the lower, middle-class (moyen-bourgeoisie.  bad breakdown of the family, immediate family in the late 19th century different factories: 11 and under prohibited to working, but some still worked.  changed society quickly (in 20 years: crime sky rocketed, hard time adapting to the changes, turn of the 19th cent. 5 000 reported crime, 1840 20 000, 1890s 100 000.  coincides with the first and second industrial revolution.  mental pandemic brought out by the revolution unable to adapt. Saw it as a problem of women, not of society: tried to blame the females (the disease law, bourg. cliental not jailed, catholic states turned blind eye to pros. Saw it as the lesser of all evils (sodomy, masturbation: had to get permit - british army made up of single men seek pleasure (instead of turning to each other)