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

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