A Brief Note On The 1920s And Wwi The Industry

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Between 1890s and WWI the industry undergone some big changes. Business grew into new, giant dimensions, which caused change of mindsets of managements, and role of workers. At the beginning of the century the industrial advancements yielded growth in automobile industry, and by 1925 Ford produced a new car each 10 seconds, using assembly lines process. Years of 1882 to 1903 brought growth of financial trusts, and through merges and consolidations many small businesses were crushed, and replaced by giant corporations such as Rockefeller’s Standard Oil, tobacco, Copper, to name a few, but also gave a rise to importance to use of laboratories. Improvements of processes in manufacturing were so efficient, that numbers of workers has declined significantly. Two reforms were passed around this time by mechanical engineer Frederick W. Taylor, and they pushed responsibility of job education onto the management, as well as setting some standards and procedures and best working conditions. Jim Crows segregation brought on a rise in racial crime, whites killing blacks by dozens. In 1905, led by Du Bois, the Niagara Movement promised blacks a lot of equal rights and justice, encouraging mobs to riots and violence. Oswald G. Villard, W.E. Walling, and Mary Ovington called for civil right organization National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), which stood for rights of black people. As strikes became very prevelant, between 1915 and 1918, the productivity…
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