The Industrial Revolution, White River Junction, Nomad Press, 2011.

 During the time period of the Industrial Revolution, Great Britain saw rapid change.

The Industrial Revolution of the 18th century changed Europe forever.

Even though the largest British colonies revolted in 1775 and launched a successful revolution, Great Britain continued to grow through the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century....

Like its name suggests the Industrial Revolution had to do with the evolving Industry.

There are multiple reasons that the Industrial Revolution started.

Disregarding for the moment, however, the future societal consequences of this newfound class-consciousness, and looking at the revolution solely from the perspective of an industrial worker, it is easy to questions the benefits of this revolution....

Before the revolution, society revolved around farming and agriculture.

Influenced by the Industrial Revolution, imperialism enabled countries such as India access to advanced technology and innovation, which in turn made is possible for them to become major players in trade....

There were several factors that played a role in why the industrial revolution began in England.


The changes were the industrial revolution that was taking place.

Industrial revolution and why it started in Britain.
The Industrial Revolution
Of course trade is as old as mankind and people always have exchanged products that one country could produce while another could not, or that one could produce better or cheaper than another. However since the industrial revolution and the related transport revolution there has been a change in the scale of trade. Until that revolution trade concerned luxury. Only in coastal areas there was a limited trade in everyday products like as basic foodstuffs. A little further from the coast or a navigable river most production was for home consumption or consumption in the immediate vicinity. All basic materials were sourced locally: food, material for clothing (wool, linen), fuel (wood) and construction material (wood). In 18th century Britain the scarcity of these materials created the need for alternatives. Coal was used more and more, but could often not be produced locally, while cotton even had to come from overseas. Thus from the 18th century, the British Industrial Revolution created the need to involve resources from elsewhere: coal from other parts of England, cotton from overseas and more and more food and all kind of other raw material from all over the world. The English Industrial Revolution can be seen as a transition from a production process based on local materials to production processes based on materials from al over the world. Essential was the transport revolution, involving inland shipping and canals, railways and steamships, while communication was improved unprecedentedly by the telegraph. In this lecture the British industrial Revolution will be explained. In the literature the question is why this Revolution was in Britain and not in France or China?

The Industrial Revolution began in England in the 18th century.

During the Industrial Revolution, new directions of science were taken, new ways of life were started, and new technologies were invented and these positive result of industrialization outweighed the pains it brought upon the people and environment.

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In the 19th century England, a patriarchal society, presumed that “females were naïve, fragile, and emotionally weak creatures who could not exist independently of a husband or a father’s wise guidance.” It was until the Industrial Revolution that lower class women were able to find jobs in factories and become more independent from their households and husbands....