The Industrial Economy: Crash Course US History #23

In which John Green teaches you about the Industrial Economy that arose in the United States after the Civil War.

You know how when you’re studying history, and you’re reading along and everything seems safely in the past, and then BOOM you think, “Man, this suddenly seems very modern.”

For me, that moment in US History is the post-Reconstruction expansion of industrialism in America.

After the Civil War, many of the changes in technology and ideas gave rise to this new industrialism. You’ll learn about the rise of Captains of Industry (or Robber Barons) like Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, John D Rockefeller, and JP Morgan.

You’ll learn about trusts, combinations, and how the government responded to these new business practices.

All this, plus John will cover how workers reacted to the changes in society and the early days of the labor movement.

You’ll learn about the Knights of Labor and Terence Powderly, and Samuel Gompers and the AFL. As a special bonus, someone gets beaten with a cane.

AGAIN.

What is it with American History and people getting beaten with canes?

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