1920’s Industry and the Red scare

1920s Industry and the Red scare


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This image shows the ‘American Industry’ in the 1920’s as it relates to poor immigrants looking for work. The big train in the backround represents the strength of American factories and Industry production. But they were not hiring too many people, the new immigrants had a better chance of getting jobs. The homeless man in the picture is trying to get a ride on the train. The red flag that the homeless man is holding represents the red scare fear of  communists that many capitalist owners of industry felt was present in the threat of labor unions and strikes. In the view of those in power, communism and socialism were a threat that tried to get the progress of the american industrial train to stop.