The Industrial Revolution (1750-1915) DVD

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Runtime: 18

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This video examines the historical background to the first Industrial Revolution which began in England around 1750. The invention of labor-saving machinery, the spread of factories, the use of steam power, the iron and coal industries, and the rise of capitalism are all explained. Also examined are some of the social and cultural changes resulting from industrialization. The decline of cottage industry, growth of cities, changes in working conditions and social class, education plus the ideas on Newton, Marx, Darwin, Dickens, and the romantic poets and artists are presented. Contemporary industrial revolutions taking place in Third World countries today are examined.Â