Thomas DiLorenzo’s How Capitalism Enriched the Working Class and Melvyn Dubofsky’s Industrialism and the American Worker offer different perspectives on industrial society and the American worker. By examining Southern convict labor policies, Douglas Blackmon’s Slavery by Another Name challenges the assumption that slavery ended with the Civil War.
For this assignment, you are to carefully evaluate each author’s argument. Include the authors’ names and titles of their works in your introduction, along with a clearly stated and fully developed thesis: one that explicitly states which author (s) you find most convincing. Conclude your paper with your own assessment of the impact of industrialization on the American worker.
All papers must be typed, double-spaced throughout and five (5) pages in length, each numbered with standard one-inch margins and size 12 font. Include a works cited page for your sixth page. Adhere to the page limit. Correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation matter.
Please Write in Present Tense.
Use the following format for your works cited page:
Douglas A. Blackmon (2008). Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black People in America from the Civil War to World War II. Doubleday.
Thomas DiLorenzo (1996). How Capitalism Saved America: The Untold History of Our Country, from Pilgrims to the Present. Crown Forum.
Melvyn Dubofsky (1996). Industrialism and the American Worker, 1865-1920. Harlan Davidson.
Use only these three readings.