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History
Course
HIS271Y1
Professor
Erin Black
Semester
Winter

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THE MAKING OF MODERN AMERICAIndustrialization in the Gilded Age the Machine Age 18701914Jan 18Guest Lecture by Michael WilcoxIIntroduction to economic and social changeIndustrializationWhats propelling this industrial revolution forwardoThe harnessing of electricityoThe internal combustion engineKey developmentsoFactory mode of productionoAssembly linesoMechanization IIPreGilded Age Economy1agriculturallybased2artisan taskoriented mode of production3master craftsmen and apprentices4creating and selling at the local level5low volume of production and trade6independence and workers controlIII Gilded Age Technological and Workplace Changes1growth in industrial production1Lowell Massachusetts2electricity and the internal combustion engine1Edison Electric Light Company2General Electric Company3Westinghouse Electric 3mechanization assemblyline factory mode of production deskilling1Frederick Winslow Taylor and his Time and Motion StudiesTreated humans like machinery2Bethlehem Steel Company3Scientific Management of Industry4efficiency and land of the time clock
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