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Department
History
Course
HIS109Y1
Professor
Kenneth Bartlett
Semester
Winter

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HIS109Y1- Lecture Twenty Seven Industrialization II January 16/2013 - experimenting with crops from the New world that were more durable (ie. potato) - fewer and fewer people were producing more food - rural communities disintegrated because of enclosures - brought a large working force into the cities - new inventions caused productivity to grow exponentially, particularly for the cotton industry - cotton & iron industries fueled the need for power - Steam Engine: first used in early 18" century -> allowed factories to stop using water power which was weaker -> caused bigger factories that could be built away from water sources - factories overcame the cottage industry - created the need for unskilled workers who only understood one aspect of the production Social Changes... - rural to urban lifestyles; caused by extreme population growth - technology and science enabled better farming and allowed people to live longer and he
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