Social Impacts of the Industrial Revolution

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change focus from how the industrial revolution happened to what were its impacts?
English farm wages
Were people better off as a result of the industrial revolution?  Which people?

How did the industrial revolution impact the different levels of society?
children working in the street

We will focus on the working class:
Critical Thinking: What questions might we ask
about the impact of industrialization on workers:
girl in textile factory

Pay: Did the factory workers get a share of the new wealth?
graph of output and wages

Experience of work:
How did industrial work compare with agricultural work:

Families: This was a whole new way of life

english workersyoung workers in England

cartoon about cholera from public water pumps
Living conditions were often very bad

Was there any protection?
crippled children
 disabled children in London

Political response to a situation where many factory workers were hopeless and hungry (see also Hobsbawm p. 51):

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last updated 9/2/2019