AP U.S. History: 19th Century Labor Unions

What was the most significant factor in slowing the growth of labor unions in the late 19th century?

AP U.S. HistoryPeriod 6: 1865-1898
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most significantly derailed not by internal mayhem or mean industrialist

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but by the American nation itself The economic panics of

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eighteen seventy three in eighteen ninety three caused severe unemployment

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weakening any bargaining power the unions may have gained Eating

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became the priority for these workers and not union organizing

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Hi urban unemployment also led to an oversaturation in agriculture

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Well many workers created alliances with farmers hoping that they

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could support economic interest together But well eventually these alliances

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would join with labor unions increasing both of their strength

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But it didn't happen in this era in the late

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nineteenth century period So the answer here is economic panics

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A is what really kind of killed the beast Well

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meanwhile many frustrated laborers were finding inspiration in Karl Marx's

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philosophy which advocated the creation of trade unions As the

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first step toward taking over the government The people shall

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sing Surprisingly Marxism was not popular with the people in

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charge Yeah that's sarcasm And the existing anti German native

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ism was given new life in an anti labor union

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form Well some labor groups inspired by Marxism attempted to

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lead protests and demonstrations which often just lead to chaos

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and even more native ism and fear Pretty strange era

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It will be interesting to see what happens when robots 00:01:42.16 --> [endTime] make any kind of human labour uneconomic Don't