One of the first regions in Great Britain to benefit from the development of the industrial revolution. This website examines the development of the cotton textile industry, the life of workers, and political change.
Created by Julia Lee, this site resides at Mount Holyoke College, this website provides primary and secondary sources, images, and scholarship written by students. Also provides an analysis of the growth of the railway system using maps.
After detailing life and technology in Europe prior to the revolution, this volume presents the changes that led to the revolution, important inventions and innovations, societal and economic consequences, and the Second Industrial Revolution in the United States.
The Industrial Revolution improved technology so significantly that social structures and the world economy would be changed forever. This resource examines technological achievements within individual fields, such as power, textiles, transport, communications, and other industries. The resource concludes by examining the changes to labor and the workplace that were brought about by the Industrial Revolution.
Encyclopedic entries focus on central developments in the process of change from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, defining major new machines, work processes, and many individuals and trade union groups directly involved.
Discusses how the Industrial Revolution affected America, including such aspects of the era as child factory labor, the inventions of Samuel Slater and John Deere, and the emergence of the railroad industry.
Records how developments in the harnessing of power and methods of transport transformed late 18th- and early 19th-century society: the invention of the steam engine; the seed drill; the miner's safety lamp; iron smelting; road surfacing; canal engineering; steam boats; and the railway.
An exploration of the Industrial Revolution that introduces individuals who led the revolution, looks at the impact of their innovations, and features twenty-five activities designed to help young people understand how science and technology transformed society.
This title presents an investigation on the impact that the great industrial transformation of eighteenth-century Britain had on both the domestic and international scenes. After considering the nature and significance of revolutions in industry, power and transport, it goes on to consider the formation of an industrial working class, the reform and self-help movements that arose from it, and the struggle between reformism, the vested interests of capital and the laissez-faire of government.
An introduction to the industrial revolution in the United States, covering early advances, steam power, the assembly line, the iron and steel industries, and more. Includes audio, videos, activities, weblinks, slideshows, transparencies, maps, quizzes, and supplementary resources.
Documents related to the Industrial Revolution (1695-1910), including development of factories, steam power, social and political effects, and literary responses. Maintained by Paul Hallsall at Fordham University
STREAM THIS VIDEO FROM THE UNIS RESOURCESPACE. The industrial revolution brought better quality clothing, china, and mechanical devices on a much wider basis. However, it also brought with it a list of problems such as poor sanitation and a lack of labor laws. Scholars from the University of Warwick and UCLA share their knowledge about the Industrial Revolution in this enlightening video.