Cowboys And Coffin-makers: One Hundred 19TH-CENTURY Jobs You Might Have Feared Or Fancied (jobs In History)
- Number of Pages: 96
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If you could reside in 19th-century America, what job would you want? Westbound settlers created many such opportunities, but the country's economy also involved"careers"no 1 would ever choose, like slavery. Prospector? Sheriff?
Explore this unique job guide and witness the sweeping changes of the 1800s by means of the eyes employing the workers who helped shape it. You'll discover frontier jobs like cartographer (don't mistake a buffalo herd for a forest, as a single unlucky mapmaker did) and wartime jobs (doughboys, for example ). Social reformers, meanwhile, sought to adjust the world itself. Some occupations lost out to new technology (glassblowers couldn't compete with 1,800 bottles-per-hour machines ). Others were developed because of it (elevator drivers ).
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