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The Amazing Benefits That Hershey Workers Enjoyed

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The Amazing Benefits That Hershey Workers Enjoyed

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Milton S. Hershey believed that if you took care of your people, they took care of you. So he built his workforce their own schools, churches, parks, and hospitals.


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At the turn of the 20th century, 29 million Americans are working and 40% of them are farmers. Over the decades, factories expand like never before, two world wars speed up technological change, and by the 1950s, American workers have the highest wages and consumer power of any country in the world. This is the story of the men and women who built the American Dream, presented entirely in color through digitally remastered archival footage and home movies.

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