L6 - SC/NATS 1840 Lecture 8 - Colonial Expansion and...

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SC/NATS 1840 – Lecture 8 - Colonial Expansion and Resource Exploitation Political Underpinnings of the Industrial Revolution - Industrial Revolution: transformation of production (the making of things),l roughly the mid 18 th to the late 19 th century - England, textile industry making clothes , spread worldwide - Transformations: technological (steam engines pull train around and machines to produce goods) management (emergence of professional managers and deskilling of labor the skill one needs goes down ), and transportation (introduction of steam powered trains to transport goods speed, capacity, relatively cheap ), increase in production and consumption markets became more important to absorb the products - Before Industrial revolution, populations increased, production increased, increasing burden on environment - Political and economic forces important, shaped basic attitude to the environment, natural objects as resources for exploitation basic rules: selling more than one buys - Complex interdependencies between major powers, colonial resources, shift from mercantilism to capitalism - Mercantilism: economic system based on the idea that nations should maintain a positive balance of trade by having more exports than imports, and that they should hoard specie (gold or silv er) Modes of Production before the Industrial Revolution
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L6 - SC/NATS 1840 Lecture 8 - Colonial Expansion and...

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