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HIST 285 - Technology in Historical Perspective Department of History & Politics, Drexel University Prof. Lloyd Ackert “Geographies of Industry”

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1 HIST Technology in Historical Perspective Department of History & Politics, Drexel University Prof. Lloyd Ackert “Geographies of Industry”

2 I. Introduction A. The Industrial Revolution B. New industries C. Industry, class, culture. D. London, Manchester, Sheffield Steel, Steam, Politics Textiles

3 II. London: A. The largest and fastest growing site of industry B. The canal and dock complex C. Coal

4 D. Beer Brewing 1. Porter 2. Watt steam engine 3. By-products and ancillary industries 4. Control of the Market a. “Pubs” and the Beer Act of 1830 beer

5 E. Women and children Industrialization video

6 III. Manchester (Cottonopolis) A. Cotton textile Industry B. Unified cotton factory system C. Gender issues D. Ancillary industries 1. Machine builder and iron James Heargreaves ‘Spinning Jenny’

7 Arkwright’s Water Frame Crompton’s Spinning Mule

8 IV. Sheffield A. Steel B. Geography C. Not a factory system D. Steam power E. Ancillary products

9 The Steel Manufacturers of Sheffield : The Hull or Workshop of the Razor- Grinder Razor grinders at work in a steel mill in Sheffield, England, Flues situated in front of the grinding stones serve to carry away any harmful dust and metal particles produced during the grinding process.

10 IV. Critics A. Charles Dickens B. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels C. Luddites

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