Rise of Capitalism and the growing concern for worker's rights during 20th Century in United States
United States USA Date:1925 Duration:2 min 30 sec Sound:Yes
Industrialization and the rise of capitalism and organized labor in 20th Century United States. Stockyards, factories and farms in Chicago area. Elevated view over Chicago stockyards as cattle move through the stockyards. Mass production takes place in factories leading to rise of capitalism in United States. Views inside a rubber goods factory as rubber is shaped, heated, formed, nad then passed on to a sewing room. A room full of mostly young men is seen at belt-driven mechanical sewing machines working on the rubber goods which resemble rubber hats. A more advanced mechanized reaper or wheat processing machine in use on a farm. Scene changes to a man standing in front of giant tall chalk boards, perhaps at an commodity exchange or shipment scheduling and tracking company of some kind. Boards are marked "Liverpool" and "New Orleans Jobs" and "New Orleans" and "New York." Formation of American Federation of Labor by Samuel Gompers and efforts of Jack London to safeguard the rights of laborers in America. Two labor workers hold picket signs and protest.
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