How the process of industrialization affected the political and social realities of American life between 1877 and 1914 Name Course number Instructor’s name Date The late nineteenth century witnessed an increase in the economic power of the elite. They used their power to consolidate raw materials and human labor to organize America’s manufacturing industries. There was a shift from the traditional skilled artisans and farming into a reliable labor force. This period also witnessed mass influx of rural to urban migrants in search for work. They dense urban populace was vulnerable to the economic fluctuations.There arose many forms of entrepreneurs including those working in the gray and black markets.