The Industrial Revolution. Historical significance of the Industrial Revolution. An ancient Greek or Roman would have been just as comfortable in Europe in 1700 because daily life ws not much difernt -agriculture and tech ology were not much cha nged in 2000+ years
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of the World"
That Nation of Shopkeepers! -- Napoleon Bonaparte
Britain’s Earliest Transportation Infrastructure
The “Water Frame”
Factories are relocated near raw materials, workers and ports
Modern Railway Age
Exhibitions of the new industrial utopia.
Thrived on the
Luxuries of the
& the Destitute
The Silent Highwayman - 1858
Attacks on the “frames” [power looms].
Ned Ludd [a mythical figure supposed to live in Sherwood Forest]
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.
to the Dislocation
at the end of the 19c