HST112.2.9.11

HST112.2.9.11 - INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY, 1780-1850 Central...

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INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY, 1780-1850 Central Question: Industrialization transformed Britain from an agrarian to an urban society. Did this transformation affect workers positively or negatively? Pessimistic Optimistic
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1750 1900 London 650,000 3 million Liverpool 22,000 450,000 Manchester 18,000 376,000 England: Urbanization
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Labor 1811 1851 agriculture 33% 22% manufacturing/mining 30% 43% transportation/trade 12% 16% domestic service 12% 13% public service/professions 13% 6%
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From Agrarian to Industrial Society
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Traditional Work Rhythms Seasonal “Saint Monday” Family Economy Leisure
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Bear Baiting
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Industrial Work Long Hours Repetitive Safety/Sanitary Low Wages Strict Labor Discipline
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Industrial Work Female and Child Labor Cotton mills: 25% male 50% women/girls 25% boys under 18 Orphans / Pauper Children Impact on Family
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Urban Slums Overcrowding Lack of utilities Epidemics: cholera, typhus, typhoid Social problems
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