HIST 1250 Lecture Notes - Age 13, Middle Ages, Bourgeoisie

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1830s and 1840s: reform e. g. robert owen (1771 1858) succesful manager of a cotton mill in manchester investigated conditions in factories in scotland prohibited children under age 10 to work in mills. 1880, london, 600 000 homes, 3. 5 million fire places burning coal. British context: oxford and cambridge math, applied math, moral philosophy, logic scottish were a bit different discentric few professors in the natural sciences: geologist adam sedgwick (1785 1873) (cambridge) geologist william buckland (1784 1856) (oxford) (b) science and government. Britain and america: free enterprise system won"t" support science unless there was a practical use by the 1830s, change in england! 1830: re exions on the decline of science in england [excerpt in reader: attack on the leadership of the royal society, attack on english government"s laissez faire attitude forwards the sciences. John herschel (1792 1871: science, societies, and exhibitions. British association for the advancement of science (baas)

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