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2 edition of American labor"s debt to railroads. found in the catalog.

American labor"s debt to railroads.

American labor"s debt to railroads.

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Commercial credit,
  • Government publications,
  • Railroads

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesAmerican labor"s debt to railroads, paper by G. M. Walker
    SeriesS.doc.39
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Pagination7 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16066804M

    The Southern states had blocked westward rail expansion before , but after secession the Pacific Railway Acts were passed in and , which respectively established the central Pacific route and the standard gauge to be used. With federal financing in the form of bonds and generous land grants and with the heroic help of the mainly Chinese and Irish laborers, Central Pacific Railroad. American employers turned to immigrants as cheap labor to plow fields, construct canals and railroads, dig mines, and operate machinery in the country's emerging factories. This was the "free labor" that slavery's apologists such as George Fitzhugh and James Henry Hammond frequently : $

      Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers and is traditionally observed on the first Monday in September. It was created by the labor movement in the late. Bonded labor is designed to exploit workers. The cyclical process begins with a debt, whether acquired or inherited, that cannot be paid immediately. Then, while the worker labors to repay the debt, the employer continues to add on additional expenses. For instance, a laborer may begin with an initial debt of $

      The last day that Nicole Smith worked at her twelve-dollar-an-hour job as an after-school teacher in Smyrna, Georgia, was March 13th. A month later, her husband, Reggie, was furloughed from his.   We still lie about slavery: Here's the truth about how the American economy and power were built on forced migration and torture All these decades later, our history books are filled with myths.


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