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Department
History
Course
HIST 1010
Professor
Jeffreyspencer
Semester
Fall

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The Industrial Revolution c. 1760-1850 - More evolutionary than revolutionary - A revolutionary break, in at least three ways...  Economic  Manufacturing  Social - Very slow change, unnoticable till after several years Why Britain? - Politcal and judicial institutions - Social and economic setting - Science and technology Science and Technology - Essence of industrial revolution - A clustering of interrelated innovations - Spurred by scientific revolution - British had a different attitude on science Education and Dissent - The reformations economic impact - Dissenters/non-conformists - Groups like calvinists, quakers etc - Half of the major figures were dissenters, relgious disagreers - Stressed education and reading 1. Economic Revolution - Economy doubled every 50 years, population growth did not stop it - Thomas Malthus had said people would probably starve- they didnt - Thanks to new technology... - From 1821 to 1911, England/Wales pop. more than trippled - And income doubled 2. Manufacturing Revolution - The manufacturing sector became the decisively leading sector of the economy - How? -
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