Origins of The British Industrial Revolution

slave trade mapEconomic precursors:

In 1750 in England:

An industrial revolution is a fundamental economic change:
wealth in the UK
wealth in the US from 1770

















long term trends for the US (working=manufacturing)

long term employment trends

The key change is the development of factories

Factories:
early textile factory

Industrial revolution was made possible by new technologies that led to growth of factories

Does manufacturing=industry?
Hobsbawm says England already had manufacturing
For example, before the industrial revolution woolen cloth was made by the putting out system:
working at home

Critical Thinking: Causes of the industrial revolution
Possible causes:

sailing ship loading lumber in Canada


What is crucial (according to Hobsbawm?

map of British empire
What about technology?


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last updated 8/20/17