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This paper should be a full 5 pages in length, double-spaced, stapled and written in 12 point Times New Roman font. You must cite any sources that you use in Chicago style. You may not use outside sources. I do, however, expect you to supplement your arguments with evidence from our class readings, including sources from in-class activities. You must use AT LEAST three class sources, one of which must be Ehrenreich.
Respond to one of the following prompts:
“Now, the Industrial Revolution is not an easy transition, especially, in my experience, when you have to zip through it in just a couple of days.” Barbara Ehrenreich makes this observation early in her tour through low wage labor in America. Based on your readings from the course of this (admittedly short) term, what makes modern labor – in particular, low wage labor – different from earlier forms of human activity? How do Chirot or any of our other authors illustrate this and how does that relate to Ehrenreichs work? Do differences in work habits relate/correlate with larger changes that transformed societies around the world between 1800 – 2000?
Strong papers will:
Fulfill the page limit.
Footnote sources in a simplified Chicago style. Author, Title, Date of Publication: Page #. For example: Barbara Ehrenreich, Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, 2001: 56.
Make a coherent argument that is present throughout the paper.
Support that argument with text examples from at least three authors we have read.
Have sentences that make sense, build on the previous one, and transition to the next one.
Have paragraphs of three to six sentences centered around a single main idea.
Use ZERO outside sources.