Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
The working conditions of cotton mill workers and coal miners in England during the Industrial Revolution
Tori and the team examine a stash of bones beneath an upmarket shopping arcade in Leeds, as they piece together the challenging lives of children from the industrial revolution.
Lewis Hine’s photograph of a girl at work in a cotton mill, part of his monumental series on child labor, forced Americans to reckon with their economic exploitation of youth.
The Industrial Revolution brought about some important advancements. These included the understanding of: human physiology, diseases and their treatment, medicine, and medical procedures. This programme, targeted at GCSE history students, covers a range of important developments, including Pasteur’s Germ Theory, improvements in hospital care and the work of Florence Nightingale, the use of anaesthetics and vaccinations, and the Public Health Act of 1875.
The children of the Industrial Revolution at once hold all the opportunity of the future in their hands while also facing the terrors of poverty and reality of the present in the other.
The Standard of Living in Europe During the Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the 1700s and had a profound impact on the world. One of the main impacts it had was how it changed life for working-class people. First, the workers were exposed to horrendous working conditions in the factories and mines that emerged in the early years of the revolution.