Industrial Revolution (17)

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Accounts of the Potato Revolution Open in a new browser window
   Writings of various authors.
   http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1695potato.html
Child Labour Open in a new browser window
   Offers detailed descriptions on what it was like to work in a factory as a child. Includes biographies of factory reformers, accounts from the workers themselves, legislation passed and statistics.
   http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/IRchild.main.htm
Cotton Times - Understanding the Industrial Revolution Open in a new browser window
   An overview of the revolution in textiles, profiling workers and reformers of 18th century Britain, related events in labor history, and describing modes of transportation and living.
   http://www.cottontimes.co.uk/
Cotton Town Open in a new browser window
   Tells the story of the rapid social and economic changes that occurred as Blackburn and Darwen began to expand with the growth of the British textile industry.
   http://www.cottontown.org/page.cfm?pageid=257
Factory Workers in the British Industrial Revolution Open in a new browser window
   Papers on children, men, and women as factory workers as complete texts and abstracts by Douglas Galbi.
   http://www.galbithink.org/fw.htm
Industrial Revolution Open in a new browser window
   A comprehensive entry on the Industrial Revolution.
   http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook14.html
Industrial Revolution Vocabulary Open in a new browser window
   Related terms with definitions.
   http://www.drizzle.com/~jcouture/1_world/industrial_rev/Vocab%20Industrial%20Revolution%200203.htm
Lectures on The Industrial Revolution in England Open in a new browser window
   The full text by Arnold Toynbee in 1884.
   http://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/ugcm/3ll3/toynbee/indrev
Leeds Woollen Workers Petition Open in a new browser window
   A petition by workers complaining about the effects of machines on the previously well-paid skilled workers.
   http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1786machines.html
Letter of Leeds Cloth Merchants Open in a new browser window
   Defense on the use of machines.
   http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1791machines.html
Steam Engine Library Open in a new browser window
   A collection of historical documents.
   http://www.history.rochester.edu/steam/
The Industrial Revolution and the Railway System Open in a new browser window
   Features a range of historical information and data including research papers, images, and extracts from the Illustrated London News.
   http://www.mtholyoke.edu/courses/rschwart/ind_rev/
The Wolverhampton Gunlock Makers Open in a new browser window
   A sketch history of the family businesses who produced gunlocks (firing mechanisms for guns) from the 18th century to present day.
   http://www.wolverhampton-gunlocks.fslife.co.uk/
What the Industrial Revolution Did for Us Open in a new browser window
   Explores the advances in science and engineering and how their effects are still felt today.
   http://www.open2.net/industrialrevolution/

Last Updated: 2007-09-27 18:22:00