Kuritz, Hyman. "The Popularization of Science in Nineteenth-Century America."History of Education Quarterly. 21 (1981): 259-274.
Article discusses the rise of science and modern technology in the late nineteenth century in the US and how this effects the class system and the crafts of individual artisans. The rise of science was initially thought to help bridge the gap amongst the rich and poor. It was even thought to help with the path to individuality since there would be more room for opportunity. Seventeenth century beginnings of science knowledge and hope for the future was very different than how the knowledge of science and technology was given out to the public. Instead of bridging the gap, this modern science only furthered the knowledge gap and created a "new professional elite" (Hyman 267).
This is important to my thesis because it shows how industrialization and the rise in technology backfired and instead brought less knowledge to the majority of the people. The less knowledge they had about these machines, the more they were intimidated by and were willing to work in poor conditions as they nothing else. Chaplin created Modern Times to, through satire, show what was essentially wrong with this way of thinking and the consquences of it.
Fleisig's article "Slavery, the Supply of Agricultural Labor, and the Industrialization of the South" argues that it was the North that had to turn to industrialization because of the limited source of labor. He mentions the numerous attempts of the North to create another way of pulling labor sources without using slavery, as the South had done to avoid the problem. The South then continued to rely heavily on slavery, while the North began to industrialize.
Fleisig, Heywood. “Slavery, the Supply of Agricultural Labor, and the Industrialization of the South.” The Journal of Economic History 36.3 (1976): 572-597.