The Romantic Age, 1815 - 1848: The Industrial Revolution. “What’s that smell?”. Overview. The Industrial Revolution will be one of the most important shifts in human history It will begin in England, but at first as an Agricultural Revolution Topics Agricultural Revolution
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“What’s that smell?”
The Industrial Revolution will be one of the most important shifts in human history
It will begin in England, but at first as an Agricultural Revolution
Old feudal land arrangements now useless
Parliament passed “enclosure” acts closing off common land
Led to higher crop yields
Colonial Empire (land)
Landed nobility became less important
“Cotton Lords” & Entrepreneurs dominated society
Oliver; "Please, sir, I want some more."
Attacks on the “frames” [power looms].
Ned Ludd [a mythical figure supposed to live in Sherwood Forest]
Free market, little government regulation, & no tariffs
“iron law of wages”
System is naturally occurring
For the lower classes, it was an improvement
Exploitation had existed before
Did allow for an increase in life expectancy
Upper classes, the bourgeoisie got richer and richer - intermarried with nobility
A new middle class formed
Factory managers, skilled labor
Lawyers, doctors, etc
Urbanization allowed for the rapid spread of ideas!
Newspapers and print culture