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Ap Euro Dbq Industrial Revolution

analytical Essay
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The industrial revolution had mainly negative effects. The industrial revolution was a time in world history that has technically never ended. It is the time when society started to mass produce goods in order to provide enough goods for the booming population. People started to move from villages to cities where factories were looking for workers. New medical advances were made and people began to live longer. While some might argue that industrialization had primarily positive consequences for society because of the increased amount of new and cheaper products, it was actually a negative thing for society. Industrialization’s negative effects were the dangerous and sometimes lethal work areas, poor living conditions and cramped housing, …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that living comfortably was a luxury that people in the working class did not have during the industrial age.
  • Analyzes how the poem "my boy" shows how long the work hours were by saying, "before dawn my labor drives me forth. tis night when i am free."
  • Analyzes how the "child labor" photograph by lewis w. hine shows how children had to protect themselves from the dangerously fast machines by rolling up their sleeves and pant legs.
  • Explains that the industrial revolution was a time when society started to mass produce goods in order to provide enough goods for the booming population.
  • Analyzes how the "child labor" picture shows the light coming in through the window at such an angle that it is either early morning or the sun in almost setting.

Mary Paul said, “I have a very good boarding place,” (Document 1) in a factory where she worked. If she thought her living conditions were great while living at a factory and sharing a room with many other girls, then the living conditions at home must not have been very good. Not only can one say the factory had better housing than a real home, this factory is known as having better working and living conditions than most factories, so this would be a best case scenario and most people would not have good boarding. People living at a factory is especially not a good sign when a picture of an early factory shows where many people worked and smoke billowed out of the factory building (Document 3). While it is a rather large building, there was a lot of room taken up by the machines and people probably had only a small amount of personal space where they could live. This must have been uncomfortable especially since the air quality was horrible because of the smoke that is in the air from production. Living conditions were not just bad in factories, people lived in tenements which were either just as bad as the factories or worse. An urban tenement shows where there are many children in a single tenement that looked very small, cramped, and, by looking at the windows which were rare to have at the time, it was very dirty (Document 6). Crowded living areas are not ideal for …show more content…

The poem “My Boy” shows how long the work hours were by saying, “[Before] dawn my labor drives me forth. Tis night when I am free; A stranger am I to my child; And he one to me.” (Document 2) From dawn to night was a normal time period that people would work and she would come home to her family where they were strangers. The long hours were not only tiring on the body, but also put a strain on the quantity and quality of time spent with family. The hours were not easy labor either, the testimony of Elizabeth Bentley shows that labor was difficult and the bosses worked the employees

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