LABRST 1A03 Lecture Notes - Central Canada, Oliver Mowat, Industrial (First)

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First Industrial Revolution
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First Industrial Revolution
Economic and Workplace Transformations
September 18 2012
First I.R. - Transformations
Timing
Political and Economic Background
Drivers of Revolution
Communication
Transportation
Technology
Technique
First I.R. Transformations Cont’d
“Paths to Industrialization”
Small Shop to Factory
Mechanization
New Industries
Developments in Staple Industries
First I.R. Transformations Cont’d
New Working World in Factories
New Roles
Deskilling
Alienation
Status & Gender
New Rules
New Workers
First I.R. Transformations Cont’d
Impacts
Disruption
Reactions
Family aspect
Timing of First I.R
Britain- st. 1750s
United States =, Northern France, Parts of Germany = early 1800s
Canada- 1850s & 1860s
When did this happen?
This happens at different times Britain is the 1st for industrial revolution.
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More Political Background
Federal Politics: Era of conservative Dominance
Sir John A. Mcdonald
Ontario Politics : Liberals Dominate
Oliver Mowat, Ontario Premier 1872- 1896
More Political & Eco Background
Results of Plans for growth ? Disappointment
Settlement = Slow
Climate & Cultivation Problems
Riel Rebellion
Economy
World Economy
Depression especially 1873-1879, 1891-1895
Long Depression = 1873-1896
Drivers of Revolution
Generally 4 factors drive innovation
1st I.R
Communication
Transportation
Technology
Technique
Communication
Telegraph and long-distance cable
Spreads Industial & Economic Growth
Breaks bond of human movement & Information Movement
Key in communicating basic information
News
Business: Prices, Demand, Supply, etc .
Plays a big role in push for innovation
Transportation
Canals
Railways
Impacts:
Reduce isolation of communities/markets
Open producers up to competition
Technology
Power Source
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United states =, northern france, parts of germany = early 1800s. This happens at different times britain is the 1st for industrial revolution. Breaks bond of human movement & information movement. Plays a big role in push for innovation. Need a big speed up in production of supplies. They become more control in terms of supply trains and how much product is being produced. You need to higher more people such as apprentices and journeyman. )shop has to move because its to small. The shops free space is being used to produce. )place where they begin to produce all their. In the process they begin to lose their status. They begin to jump to the business stuff . They are less seen as someone that would learn to work. Pace in terms of work is change to the pace of a machine. Making things you could not make before.

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