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ENGRG 9-8-08_Notes

ENGRG 9-8-08_Notes - 1760 trade in south america etc The...

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Early use of the term "industrial revolution" -Fredric Engles: The Condition of the Working Class in England -classic book -Criticism of the industrial revolution Why don't we call the 16th & 17th centuries in europe as an "Industrial Revolution?" examples of tech advances: 1556 blast furnace, 1588 mill, 1629 steam power Changes Ascribed by Economic Historians to the Industrial Revolution in Britain, ca. 1760-1830: Rural society Urban society Mercantile capitalism Industrial Capitalism Sporadic economic growth sustained Economic Growth Handicraft mechanized production (factory) Animal Power Inanimate Power (steam) Wood as fuel Coal as fuel Wood construction Iron Construction Problems: too black and white some of these changes already happened Beginning of world-trade 1648-1763: 1665: dutch east india company -traders are called "factors" thus factory
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Unformatted text preview: 1760: trade in south america etc. .. The triangle of trade: Britain, africa, North America+West Indies Enclosure movement in britain 16th-18th century New agricultural techniques and inventions: Fertilization, Seed drill, irrigation etc. .. Textiles: Domestic System in Medieval england: shear sheep, spin wool to yarn, weave yearn to cloth, full and die cloth Conclusions: Colonialism, trade andslaveryu generated enormous wealth in Britain and world-wide parkets for industrialization. In characterizing the "Industrial Revolution" as rapid and universal, we overlook important changes in agriculture and the rural textile industry that occurred before 1750 Technological determinism: Technological change ==determines==> social change (google the proffor more)...
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