Industrial Revolution Paper

With the need to keep up with these trends of speed

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extensive. With the need to keep up with these trends of speed and dexterity, some felt it was necessary to maintain the momentum. According to most testimonials, both children and adults worked from dawn to dusk. With barely four to five hours of sleep, their days only focused on work. For instance, in Matthew Crabtree’s case, he would work fourteen hours a day, which is irrationally long. Since his days were consumed at the mills, he would be utterly exhausted and still have very short breaks. Despite this newfound efficiency, employers felt inclined to irrationally quicken the pace of work for personnel. Production increase came at an immeasurable scale with inventions that sped up work. According to Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations , he comments that from a person’s work input, one naturally deserve reward in return. Though this seems just, people of the
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Janine Nipal 10/5/12 working class got paid little to nothing for their tedious labor. When Joshua Drake was examined, he mentioned how children would receive 3s a week, which was less than living standards. This goes against Smith’s idea that man should be able to receive enough wages for sufficient survival. The combination of overwork and underpay severely disrupts a person’s health, implicitly leading to fatal consequences.
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