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Unformatted text preview: The Industrial Revolution: Age of Progress or Decline? Samantha Harvey Assistant Professor Department of English Boise State University James Watts Steam Engine 1750-1860 Enclosure Acts turn lands open for communal grazing of livestock into private property 21% of land in England was enclosed, amounting to nearly 7 million acres. Massive demographic shift from the country to city London goes from a city of 2 million to 6.5 million during Victorias reign. The rise of the first mega-cities: In 1890, 1 in 4 people in the world were subjects of Queen Victoria The British Empire Age of Progress? 1897 Mark Twain was visiting London for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations honoring the sixtieth year of Queen Victoria's reign. "British history is two thousand years old," Twain observed, "and yet in a good many ways the world has moved farther ahead since the Queen was born than it moved in all the rest of the two thousand put together." Technology Revolution in Transportation railways the tube steam ships suspension bridges tunnels The Great Eastern. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. 1858 Isambard Kingdom Brunel's famous Saltash Bridge....
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