Literature and History: The Development of American Culture to 1865

Effect on industrial revolution workers

While reading both passages I find that “Life in the iron mills” and “The paradise of bachelors and the tratarus of maids” were very similar and each representing the miss treatment of both sexes during the time of the industrial revolution. We often refer to this time as a major victory for the United States and in many ways it was and while it also provided jobs for a working class society to what extent, and what did it cost them? These short stories both hope to bring to light the deep unhappiness intensive labor.Both Meville and Davis refer to the workers often in the ideal of souls, or being soulless comparing a living human to a corpse with no soul is an extreme way of emphasis how earning a living during these times was robbing these people of their lives.


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