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Immigrant laborers

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Often defined as unskilled manual work for wages, usually requires skills and is hard demanding work. Includes: quarrymen; powdermen; assembly line worker; canal diggers; railroad track layers; factory workers.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Atlantic Dynamite Company payroll books

 Collection
Accession: 2706
Abstract:

The Atlantic Dynamite Company was one of the largest manufacturers of dynamite in the United States between 1882 and 1904. These are four volumes containing entries listing employees, hours worked, and wages paid at a dynamite plant at Kenvil, New Jersey.

Dates: 1872-1898

Craven-McDade family papers

 Collection
Accession: 2308
Abstract:

The Craven-McDade family had several family members working in the gunpowder and explosives industry for the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company and later the Hercules Powder Company. These papers related to the Craven and McDade family of Henry Clay village in Delaware.

Dates: 1899-1954