2nd Industrial Revolution
By: Christian Reeves
The top image shows work life for the rich in the late 1800's. In that picture Andrew Carnegie is at a desk "working". Andrew Carnegie was the owner of the Carnegie Steel Company and was usually referred to as a robber baron. He was referred to as a "robber baron" because of the way he got his money. He took over all of the steel companys in the united states and started his own. This is referred to as a monolopy. There were many other entrepreuners in this time period that did the same thing as Carnegie. The bottom picture shows work life for the poor. The poor had to work all of the time for long shifts everyday except for on Sunday. Working conditions were very dangerous and they received very low wages. Work life for the rich and the poor was very different.