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Industrial Revolution
Updated: 4/27/2020
Industrial Revolution
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  • I work all day and night and barely get 10 cents an hour
  • My eldest son works in a factory at just 10 years old.
  • My name is Joe, I am a low class, 34 year old ,African American coal miner .
  • The factory is very dangerous for kids.
  • Coal Mining can cause some destruction and explosions that may lead to death.
  • I have a wife and three kids.
  • When we are not working we spend time in the house because of the tuberculosis going around.
  • Our drinking system is polluted due to the residue from the mines.
  • My wife is a weaver.
  • My wife died later on that year from tuberculosis.
  • This forced my other son to get a job with his brother
  • The working conditions are so bad he didn't want to go back, but money was tight
  • The town is very polluted due to the factories and the coal mines nearby.
  • The sanitation here was very poor.
  • So I decided to cut my youngest son some slack and let him take care of his sister. So we started making a living on what we had and we will keep moving forward.
  • Because of my eldest son being more skilled, he earned more money
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