Welcome to the Progressive Era
This site is dedicated to the struggles of workers in the harsh conditions of industrial factories.
The workers in the factories were treated as extensions of the machines.
In meat industries, they were like the animals they were slaughtering.
There were people working for whatever they could get.
Men, women, and children suffered equally.
Race and heritage meant little.
Pay was scarce everywhere.
Hours were long.
But then there was progress,
And everything began to change...