7-2.%20The%20Industrial%20Revolution

7-2.%20The%20Industrial%20Revolution - The Industrial...

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The Industrial Revolution 1 st 1760-1840 2 nd – 1840-1895
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Defining Capitalism – denotes a particular economic organization of society where economics are at the center Industrial revolution refers to a particular transformation of technology Far reaching and total Transformed lives at deepest most intimate level No moral compass for new experience – from moral economy to economic rationality
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Significance “The Industrial Revolution marks the most fundamental transformation of human life in the history of the world recorded in written documents. . . no change in human life since the invention of agriculture, metallurgy and towns in the New Stone Age has been so profound as the coming of industrialization.”
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Begins in England Large coal and Iron supplies More land in the hands of fewer people than anywhere else in Europe Favorable geographical setting British navy, commercial supremacy and empire Government willing to subordinate foreign policy to economic ends
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Technical Innovations 1733 Fly shuttle invented by John Kay Waterframe invented by Arkwright; permanent location Cotton Gin – Eli Whitney James Watt - Steam Engine Cotton industry expanded ten times between 1760 -1785 and another ten times between 1785- and 1825. One-half of British exports
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First Industrial revolution Based on cotton textile industry Relatively simply technology Centralized workplace Division of labor Specialized machines Application of new attitudes – rigorous rationalism Concentrated focus – comes to dominate the entire economy
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