Labor Workers Vs. American Business

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Labor Workers vs. American Business

Throughout the 19th and the early 20th century, American businesses have taken advantage of naïve immigrants who leave their country in order to fulfill the “American dream”. During this period of industrialization, millions of poor immigrants that flocked to the United States met with terrible working conditions and barely livable wages. In the book “The Jungle” written by Upton Sinclair, is able to convey these dreadful events through a family who experience firsthand this harsh environment that led them to experience tragic events in a town called Packingtown, Chicago. In” A People’s History of the United States” by Howard Zinn Chapter 11 and 13, explains how the government/presidency has manipulated the system in favor of a small majority of people and themselves which has brought enormous failure which have contribution throughout the years. This had modified how we think about certain ways and how modern politics is performed and affects us in our daily lives. We can all relate to the injustices we go through as a result of the inequality of the government has put us in. Specially, during the late 19th and early 20th century labor was not an admirable situation that anyone should face. An abundant of individual had to confront abuse, crime, and discrimination all due to their lack of unions and regulations. Not only did immigrant go through a harsh time, but we can all examine that human beings all around the world have gone…
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