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© HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Diversity How did the Industrial Revolution affect people in different ways?

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1 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Diversity How did the Industrial Revolution affect people in different ways?

2 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Diversity Objectives In this activity you will: Learn how the Industrial Revolution affected people in different ways.

3 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Diversity How did the Industrial Revolution affect people in different ways? Understanding the diverse experiences and ideas, beliefs and attitudes of men, women and children in the Industrial Revolution. In other words: How similar and how different was the impact of the Industrial Revolution on different types of people in Britain?

4 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Diversity How did the Industrial Revolution affect people in different ways? Richard Arkwright, inventor of the cotton mill Make maximum profit No limit on hours – depends on the market Children cheaper than adults to employ Cromford Millionaire Robert Owen, factory owner and socialist Eight-hour day Child workers had to go to school Provided decent housing Good working conditions New Lanark Mills

5 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Diversity How did the Industrial Revolution affect people in different ways? Factory workers Coal miners Machine operators Spinners Railway workers Skilled Weekly wage Turnpike workers Domestic workers Dress makers Handloom weavers Weavers Canal workers Unskilled Casual labour

6 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Diversity Housing

7 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Diversity Life expectancy Life expectancy figures for 1842 Professional/ Gentry Tradesmen Labourers Liverpool Manchester Wiltshire Rutland524138

8 © HarperCollins Publishers 2010 Diversity How did the Industrial Revolution affect people in different ways? How similar and how different was the experience of the Industrial Revolution in Britain for different types of people? SimilarDifferent


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