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9.24.08 19 th Century England 1. Industrial Revolution a. Roots go back past 1760 and little had changed by 1830 i. Growth rates were very low ii. Question the “revolution” in the Industrial Revolution b. Look beyond just eonomic change i. Look at social change 1. change in population 2. radical movement from rural to urban 3. by 1900 only 5% of the population was involved in agriculture 4. by 1900 a. factory food b. factory clothes and shoes c. factory chemical industry 5. railroad and engines are not made in factories, still master craftsmen in slow methods 6. Rise in the Standard of Living a. Goods that they can buy that they couldn’t dream of
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Unformatted text preview: buying previously (either future products or the bringing expensive products to the masses) b. A change in where money is spent i. Less spent on food c. A change in the idea of what poverty and the lowest standard of living was i. In 1800 half lived on the margin of poverty ii. By 1900 30% lives on the margin of poverty iii. By 1950 5% 7. democracy is a luxury a. it’s easier to sustain 8. Marxism and facisim are both products of the industrial revolution c. Taking place over a long period of time and maybe is even continuing...
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