Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Railroad employment


Why would people want to work on railroads? What were the benefits and advantages of the job?


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

See "Chinese Laborers and the Construction of the Central Pacific."

12/05/2007 9:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thirty dollars a month in gold was an enormous sum to an impoverished Chinese peasant in the 1860's. The workers were able to save $20/month from their wages.

12/05/2007 10:02 AM  

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