The majority of the people living in rural upstate New York in the mid-1800s were farmers, working the land to provide for themselves and their families. Most of the rest of the population was made up of lawyers, doctors, shopkeepers, and tradesmen. Tradesmen provided a variety of goods and services to the farmers and to other members of the communities throughout much of the nineteenth century. In this lesson, you will learn about some of the common trades and apprenticeships in the mid-1800s and how those trades relate to today’s jobs.
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