Use this Discovering American History video entitled The Incorporation of America 1865 to 1900 to study the industrialization of America from 1865 to 1900. This transformation was based on railroad expansion, which in turn encouraged other industries as well as the development of large-scale corporations. Learn about the Labor unions organized on a national level for the first time to counter the size and power of the employers, but with only mixed success, and how America also continued to urbanize, with rapid unplanned growth of the cities that, among other things, produced residential patterns reflecting social class divisions. Discover how the South tried to participate in the growth under the motto of the "New South," but the results generally reinforced old social and economic patterns.
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