For one, American industry became increasingly consumer-oriented, and consumer industries were comparatively open to small entrepreneurs. For another, Jewish immigrants and their children tended to display strong entrepreneurial tendencies. These decades also witnessed the rise of the great department stores and mail-order companies.
Infor instance, there was a fishermen's strike on an island off the coast of Maine and in twelve carmen were fined for going on strike in New York City.
Little legal recourse was available to those injured by the unrest, because strikes were not typically considered illegal. The only known case of criminal prosecution of workers in the colonial era occurred as a result of a carpenters' strike in SavannahGeorgia, in Hunt By the beginning of the 19th century, after the revolution, little had changed.
The career path for most artisans still involved apprenticeship under a master, followed by moving into independent production. For instance, in Boston inthe vast majority of the 1, artisans in the city described themselves as "master workman".
Byjourneymen workers without independent means of production had displaced these "masters" as the majority. By that time journeymen also outnumbered masters in New York City and Philadelphia.
Migration into the coastal cities created a larger population of potential laborers, which in turn allowed controllers of capital to invest in labor-intensive enterprises on a larger scale. Craft workers found that these changes launched them into competition with each other to a degree that they had not experienced previously, which limited their opportunities and created substantial risks of downward mobility that had not existed prior to that time.
Over the first half of the 19th century, there are twenty-three known cases of indictment and prosecution for criminal conspiracy, taking place in six states: The cases overwhelmingly resulted in convictions. However, in most instances the plaintiffs' desire was to establish favorable precedentnot to impose harsh penalties, and the fines were typically modest.
Huntwhich settled the legality of unionswas the applicability of the English common law in post-revolutionary America. Whether the English common law applied—and in particular whether the common law notion that a conspiracy to raise wages was illegal applied—was frequently the subject of debate between the defense and the prosecution.
Pullisa case in against a combination of journeymen cordwainers in Philadelphia for conspiracy to raise their wages, the defense attorneys referred to the common law as arbitrary and unknowable and instead praised the legislature as the embodiment of the democratic promise of the revolution.
Pullis was actually unusual in strictly following the English common law and holding that a combination to raise wages was by itself illegal. More often combination cases prior to Hunt did not hold that unions were illegal per se, but rather found some other justification for a conviction.
However, only one such case, People v. Fisher, also held that a combination for the purpose of raising wages was illegal.
Several other cases held that the methods used by the unionsrather than the unions themselves, were illegal. Melvin, cordwainers were again convicted of a conspiracy to raise wages.
Unlike in Pullis, however, the court held that the combination's existence itself was not unlawful, but nevertheless reached a conviction because the cordwainers had refused to work for any master who paid lower wages, or with any laborer who accepted lower wages, than what the combination had stipulated.
The court held that methods used to obtain higher wages would be unlawful if they were judged to be deleterious to the general welfare of the community.
Morrow continued to refine this standard, stating that, "an agreement of two or more to the prejudice of the rights of others or of society" would be illegal.High School United States History November - December Featured Standards and Benchmarks This document is intended to provide teachers with information and resources to support the teaching and learning of high school.
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