The Industrial Revolution: A History in Documents / Edition 1

The Industrial Revolution: A History in Documents / Edition 1

by Laura L. Frader
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195128176

ISBN-13: 9780195128178

Pub. Date: 04/06/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Industrial Revolution: A History in Documents uses a wide variety of primary source documents to chronicle a period of great international social and technological change that began in England in the 18th century. Improvements were made to the steam engine that meant that many tasks that had been done by hand in the past could be mechanized. With

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The Industrial Revolution: A History in Documents uses a wide variety of primary source documents to chronicle a period of great international social and technological change that began in England in the 18th century. Improvements were made to the steam engine that meant that many tasks that had been done by hand in the past could be mechanized. With locomotives and steamships, goods could now be transported very quickly and within a reasonably predictable time. Other changes included the use of iron and steel, invention of new machines that increased production (including the spinning jenny), development of the factory system, and important developments in transportation and communication (including the telegraph). Thay all led to agricultural improvements, a wider distribution of wealth, political changes reflecting the shift in economic power, and sweeping social changes. This book relies on primary sources such as personal diaries, advice books, poems, business reports, letters, photos, and essays to tell the story behind this rapidly changing period and its far-reaching effects.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195128178
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/06/2006
Series:
Pages from History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

What is a Document?
How to Read a Document?
Introduction

Chapter One: Before the Industrial Revolution

Hard Work in the Countryside
The Power of Guilds
Labor Bondage
Rural Revolution

Chapter Two: The Age of Machines

The New Spirit of Enterprise
The Force of Steam
Race and Gender
Harsh Discipline and Awful Conditions

Chapter Three: Picture Essay: A Childhood at Work

Chapter Four: The Family and Private Life in the Industrial Age

Middle-Class Ideals
Working-Class Realities
Juggling Work and Family
The Endless Day

Chapter Five: Global Repercussions

World Trade in Slaves
Empire Building
Global Industrialization

Chapter Six: Protest and Resistance

From Violence to Organization
Socialism and Revolution
International Movements omen's Place: Home or Factory?
Strike!
Governments Take Action
Afterword

Timeline
Further Reading
Websites
Text Credits
Picture Credits
Index

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