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How difficult and dangerous were the working conditions of 19th Century factory life?

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A discussion about the dangerous conditions in 19th Century American factories and mills.

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My name is Jason Blair and it is my pleasure to assist you today with some notes today related to factory conditions in the United States during the 19th century. By way of introduction, I am professor in the state of Arizona.

It cannot be understated how dangerous factories were in the early days of America's existence. With little legislation governing such factories, owners were permitted to work their employee's long hours, with few days off, in miserable conditions. In addition, children were permitted to work as well, many ...

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