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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 Industrial Revolution by Stewart Ross
Call Number: 909.81 ROS
Publication Date: 2008
Documenting the Industrial Revolution by Peter Hicks
Publication Date: 2010-07-15
The Industrial Revolution swept across the world in the late 18th century, changing not only the way we produce goods, but the entire socioeconomic and cultural landscape. The mechanization of manufacturing and all the changes that came with it did not just happenit was the work of many inventors, entrepreneurs, and everyday people. This book is full of primary sources like newspaper articles and personal accounts that will take readers into the era. Students will see that the Industrial Revolution was an exciting time of change, both positive and negative, for the Western world.
Industrial Britain by Christine Counsell; William Rowsell (Illustrator); Chris Steer; John Plumb; Jon Blake (Illustrator); Christopher Rothero (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 1993-07-22
An investigative history course directly accessible to all pupils at Key Stage 3. Each book provides teachers with all the material they require to develop fully their pupils' historical knowledge, skills and understanding.
The British Museum
The industrial and economic developments of the Industrial Revolution brought significant social changes. Industrialization resulted in an increase in population and the phenomenon of urbanization, as a growing number of people moved to urban centres in search of employment.
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 Industrial Revolution marked a period of development in the latter half of the 18th century that transformed largely rural, agrarian societies in Europe and America into industrialized, urban ones.
Foundations of Western Culture
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 Industrial Revolution witnessed a huge growth in the size of British cities. In 1695, the population of Britain was estimated to be 5.5 million. By 1801, the year of the first census, it was 9.3 million and by 1841, 15.9 million. This represents a 60% growth rate in just 40 years.