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(1918) A propaganda poster shows a female factory worker holding a plane in one hand and a shell in the other. The stability of the labor force was an important contribution to U.S. soldiers in World War I.

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1619–1860 ∼ Slaves and Immigrants

Slaves imported into the colonies (1619–1808) / Apprenticeship or formal education is required for professional training (1600s–1820s) / Factories employ entire families of immigrants (1820s–1830s) / Census shows great increase in the types of occupations (1850) / Three million slaves live in southern states (1860)

MILESTONES: Early American cities established: Jamestown (1607), Santa Fe (1610), Boston (1630) • Model steam carriage made in China (1678) • Richard Arkwright invents the spinning jenny and the power-driven spinner (1700s) • Boston Tea Party protests taxation (1775) • Economic Crisis brings high unemployment, bread riots, and rent strikes (1837)

1861–1899 ∼ The New South and Labor

First labor union, Knights of Labor, formed in the U.S. (1866) / Freed slaves elect sharecropping over paid wages (1867–1868) / Seven out of ten working women hold jobs as domestic servants (1870) / State courts rule that labor reform laws violate the rights of employers to...

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