The Industrial Revolution: Enterprises
A document-based teaching unit
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The lessons in this unit provide insights into the enterprises and entrepreneurs that had an impact on industrialization in England, as well as the consequences for ordinary people. The unit reflects on why industrialization took a giant leap in England, why ordinary people paid a social and economic price for this development, and how social reform of the factory system and public health came about.
Lesson 1: People and Machines
Lesson 2: Working Women and Children in the Nineteenth Century
Lesson 3: Reform: Parliamentary Debates about Child Labor
Lesson 4: Consequences: Housing and Public Health
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