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INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. SEE ALSO, Europe Transformed Author: Lewis Hackett Date: 1992 Industrialization: The First Phase Most products people in the industrialized nations use today are turned out swiftly by the process of mass production, by people (and sometimes, robots) working on assembly lines using power-driven machines.


People of ancient and medieval times had no such products. They had to spend long, tedious hours of hand labor even on simple objects. Internet History Sourcebooks. Industrial Revolution See Main Page for a guide to all contents of all sections.

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Industrial Revolution. Industrial Revolution. Victorian Social History: Sitemap. History - Women's Work. Untitled Document. Now that we have looked at how and why the Industrial Revolution occurred, it’s time to consider its effects on people.

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We learned that industrial production increased tremendously, bringing wealth and power to Great Britain throughout the 19th century. Images of the Industrial Revolution. Industrial Revolution - Facts & Summary. My TV provider is not listed.

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The Industrial Revolution -- an innovative period between the mid-18th and 19th centuries -- thrust people from a predominantly agricultural existence into a more urban lifestyle.

Top 10 Industrial Revolution Inventions

Although we label this era a "revolution," its title is somewhat misleading. The movement that first took root in Great Britain wasn't a sudden burst of advancement, but rather a buildup of breakthroughs that relied on or fed off one another. Just as the dot-coms were integral to the 1990s, inventions were what made this epoch unique. Without all those soaring, ingenious minds, many of the basic goods and services we use today wouldn't exist. The Industrial Revolution - Innovations. Agricultural Revolution The Agricultural Revolution is the name given to the drastic changes in the farming process that occurred in the 1600's onwards.

The Industrial Revolution - Innovations

The spread-out, shared farms, common under the "open-field system" of cultivation, turned into more compact, but larger, farms. The many problems associated with open fields; the overgrazing of animals, difficulty in reaching consensus for change, and single herds that had led to a spread of animal diseases and uncontrollable breeding breeding; had all become generally solved (Gernhard). Farmers had discovered a crop rotation system that allowed them to forgo leaving up to half the land unused or fallow between each planting. Animal husbandry was becoming widely used.

Jethro Tull (1674 - 1741) Jethro Tull was a key player in introducing and popularizing root vegetables. The Railroad Journey and the Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History 214. Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32. BBC Bitesize - KS3 History - The triangular slave trade - Revision 1. Child labour. Industrialisation led to a dramatic increase in child labour.

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The Industrial Revolution. In this article Matthew White explores the industrial revolution which changed the landscape and infrastructure of Britain forever.

The Industrial Revolution

The 18th century saw the emergence of the ‘Industrial Revolution’, the great age of steam, canals and factories that changed the face of the British economy forever. Early industry Early 18th century British industries were generally small scale and relatively unsophisticated. Most textile production, for example, was centred on small workshops or in the homes of spinners, weavers and dyers: a literal ‘cottage industry’ that involved thousands of individual manufacturers. Inventing the Future. BBC Bitesize - GCSE History - The Industrial Revolution Class Clips, Page 1. Victorian Children in trouble with the law. Crime, and how to deal with it, was one of the great issues of Victorian Britain.

Victorian Children in trouble with the law

In the first place there seemed to be a rising crime rate, from about 5,000 recorded crimes per year in 1800 to 20,000 per year in the 1830s. The Victorians had a firm belief in making criminals face up to their responsibilities and in punishment. Between 1842 and 1877, 90 new prisons were built in Britain. Child crime shocked the Victorians. Dickens' account of Fagin's gang of young pickpockets led by the Artful Dodger, in 'Oliver Twist' published in 1837, played to this popular concern.

A step towards treating children differently was the Juvenile Offences Act of 1847, which said that young people under 14 (soon raised to 16) should be tried in a special court, not an adult court. Reformatories were as far as the government was prepared to go towards treating children differently for most of the 19th century. GCSE Bitesize: Living conditions in cities. BBC Bitesize - KS3 History - Everyday life in the Industrial Era - Revision 1. The East India Company: How a trading corporation became an imperial ruler. In 1600, a group of London merchants led by Sir Thomas Smythe petitioned Queen Elizabeth I to grant them a royal charter to trade with the countries of the eastern hemisphere.

The East India Company: How a trading corporation became an imperial ruler

And so, the ‘Honourable Company of Merchants of London Trading with the East Indies’ – or East India Company, as it came to be known – was founded. Few could have predicted the seismic shifts in the dynamics of global trade that would follow, nor that 258 years later, the company would pass control of a subcontinent to the British crown. The company has recently been featured in BBC1’s period drama Taboo – central character James Delaney, played by Tom Hardy, comes into conflict with the EIC, which is characterised as a mighty and villainous organisation.

In reality, how did this company gain and consolidate its power and profit? With Emperor Jehangir’s permission, they began to build small bases, or factories, on India's eastern and western coasts. Au.pinterest. The Great Exhibition. Dickens's London: in pictures. MyNoise Online Noise Generators. ♥ Sounds like when blood rushes inside your ears :o ♥ This is really relaxing. I'm just browsing Reddit but it feels like I'm actually doing something useful! ♥ It seems odd thats it's so calming... I just think it's a good balance. ♥ Sounds like if the Willy Wonka chocolate factory came to life, without the Oompa Loompas. Britain's child slaves: New book says their misery helped forge Britain. By Annabel Venning for MailOnline Updated: 14:03 GMT, 17 September 2010 The tunnel was narrow, and a mere 16in high in places. The workers could barely kneel in it, let alone stand. Thick,choking coal dust filled their lungs as they crawled through the darkness, their knees scraping on the rough surface and their muscles contracting with pain.

A single 'hurrier' pulled the heavy cart of coal, weighing as much as 500lb, attached by a chain to a belt worn around the waist, while one or more 'thrusters' pushed from behind. Many would die from lung cancer and other diseases before they reached 25. Robert North, who worked in a coal mine in Yorkshire, told an inspector: 'I went into the pit at seven years of age. Impoverished: Children who worked were subject to appalling conditions. Another young hurrier, Patience Kershaw, had a bald patch on her head from years of pushing carts - often with her scalp pressed against them - for 11 miles a day underground. Living conditions were appalling. The Industrial Revolution and the Railway System.