Industrial_Revolution

Industrial_Revolution - A Short History Lesson The...

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1 The Industrial Revolution A Short History Lesson Insert Product Photograph Here
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2 Goals To present the quintessential historical case study A metric on “revolution” (can it help us gauge whether or not we are currently in one?) Introduce social resistance (Luddites) Introduce linear theories of social change in connection with technology (technological determinism)
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The bourgeoisie during its rule of scarce one hundred years has created more massive and more colossal productive forces than have all preceding generations together. Subjection of nature's forces to man, machinery, application of chemistry to industry and agriculture, steam-navigation, railways, electric telegraphs, clearing of whole continents for cultivation, canalization of rivers, whole populations conjured out of the ground—what earlier century had even a presentiment that such productive forces slumbered in the lap of social labor? The Communist Manifesto The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx, 1848
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4 Definition: Industrial Revolution The change in societal and economic organization resulting from the replacement of hand tools by machine and power tools and the development of large- scale industrial production, beginning in England ca. 1760 and later to other countries. - Webster, 1980
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Better Definition (Wikipedia) The Industrial Revolution is the name given to the massive social, economic, and technological change in 18th century and 19th century Great Britain. It commenced with the introduction of steam power (fuelled primarily by coal) and powered, automated machinery (primarily in textile manufacturing). The technological and economic progress of the Industrial Revolution gained momentum with the introduction of steam-powered ships, boats and railways. In the 19th Century it spread throughout
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This note was uploaded on 07/15/2010 for the course CMPT 320 taught by Professor Stevenpearce during the Fall '09 term at Simon Fraser.

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