The Industrial Revolution. Late 18 c : French Economic Advantages. Napoleonic Code. French communal law. Free contracts Open markets Uniform & clear commercial regulations Standards weights & measures. Established technical schools.
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Late 18c: French Economic Advantages
of the World"
That Nation of Shopkeepers! -- Napoleon Bonaparte
Britain’s Earliest Transportation Infrastructure
Coal Mining in Britain:1800-1914
Richard Arkwright:“Pioneer of the Factory System”
The “Water Frame”
Exhibitions of the new industrial utopia.
Crystal Palace:British Ingenuity on Display
Thrived on the
Luxuries of the
19c Bourgeoisie: The Industrial Nouveau Riche
& the Destitute
Factory Wages in Lancashire, 1830
The Silent Highwayman - 1858
Early-19c Londonby Gustave Dore
The Life of the New Urban Poor: A Dickensian Nightmare!
The Luddites: 1811-1816
Attacks on the “frames” [power looms].
Ned Ludd [a mythical figure supposed to live in Sherwood Forest]
Peterloo Massacre, 1819
BritishSoldiers Fire on BritishWorkers:Let us die like men, and not be sold like slaves!
A female Chartist
A physical force—Chartists arming for the fight.
The Utilitarians:Jeremy Bentham & John Stuart Mill
The Socialists:Utopians & Marxists
to the Dislocation
at the end of the 19c
By 1850: Zones of Industrializationon the European Continent
Industrialization By 1850
Share in World Manufacturing Output: 1750-1900