The Life of the Industrial Worker in Ninteenth-Century …

First used by bankers and builders, the corporation concept spread to manufacturing. In 1813, , and formed the to build America's first integrated textile factory, that performed every operation necessary to transform cotton lint into finished cloth.

But, incredibly, I never saw the piece on the Shoup and Jones concrete block factory.)

This site is a tool to learn about the independent factories contracted to make Nike products – including the name and location of each factory, types of products each factory makes for Nike, and information about the workers at each factory.


Factory Workers in the British Industrial Revolution

1833 the Factory Act was made law. It was now illegal for children under 9 to be employed in textile factories

The lucky children got apprenticed in a trade, the less lucky ones worked on farms or helped with the spinning. When new types of work appeared with the development of industries and factories, it seemed perfectly natural to use children for work that adults couldn't do; Crawling underneath machinery or sitting in coal mines to open and close the ventilation doors.


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Most local citizens have mixed feelings about a community's factories: This paradox is well described by Pam Sheley, advertising-circulation manager of : "Factories. Buildings made of brick, concrete. Large stacks belching gray smoke into the skies. Funny smells emanating from the walls. Trucks arriving and departing at all hours of the day and night. Noises from the very heart of hell escaping out of the windows. We see the building as a scars on the skin of our otherwise picturesque world. We realize the need for factories. We appreciate the products they make and the income they give us, but our hearts do not warm at the sight of them. . . ." Yet the owners, managers, and employees help to shape "the social and economic structure that makes a community a home" ("On a Personal Note," , 7.3, fall, 2002, p. 2).

Landow] Child "hurriers" working in mines

Commercial enterprises, from family farms to large factories, typically experience the same life-cycle patterns that people do: some perish before they can develop; some seem to grow with great promise but suddenly pass away; some enjoy prolonged but anonymous maturity before gradually declining; and a few prosper to distinction before outliving their time. Some are unfortunately lost, whether by accident, by natural disaster, or by human tragic flaw that results in self destruction.

From official report of the parliamentary commision

"In a spacious shop at 508 Broadway, right above the Broadway cafe, there exists the only hand made cigar factory left in Lincoln. This three-room factory, adorned with cases of hand made cigars, has all the atmosphere of the old time cigar maker shops. The owner, proprietor, and sole manufacturer, Paul Schuster, still carries on the business that his father started some 75 years ago.

The Shocking Lengths China Will Go To Win At The …

A community's manufacturers determine the local economy and heavily affect the community's culture. Factories are significant for the number of jobs, tax revenues generated, amount of money spent locally for vendors, amount of payroll, and types of workers -- and thus their effect on community life.