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Industrial Revolution Dbq Essay

analytical Essay
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The Industrial Revolution was an era between 1780 and 1850 where new inventions and machinery flourished, replacing human labor with machines in the production and manufacturing of goods. The Cottage Industry helped give rise to the Industrial Revolution with its inventions such as the flying shuttle, spinning jenny, water frame, and spinning mule, all of which were mainly operated by women. This opened new opportunities for women in the working industry but this also introduced working class injustices, gender exploitation, and standard-of-living issues. Women 's experiences in factories reflected the profound social changes of the revolution and continuities with traditional working-class ways of life through their poor working conditions, demoralization, and little reward for their hard work. …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the industrial revolution was an era between 1780 and 1850 where new inventions and machinery flourished, replacing human labor with machines in the production and manufacturing of goods.
  • Analyzes how poor living conditions were common for all workers, but little was done to address the issue. young girls were not allowed to open the windows and had to deal with the nerve-racking noises of the machines all day.
  • Analyzes how matthew crabtree claimed that working women used indecent language to keep them awake, loose relationships to men, and many of them ended up having illegitimate children.
  • Analyzes how annie besant claimed to see nothing redeeming in factory work since they had to live on what they earned. she was a strong critic of the factory system and didn't stand by it.
  • Concludes that women faced many problems during the industrial revolution that reflected the social changes and continuities with traditional working-class ways of life that occurred at the time.

Young girls were not allowed to open the windows and had to breathe in the dust, deal with the nerve-racking noises of the machines all day, and were expected to continue work even if they 're suffering from a violent headache or toothache (Doc 2). The author of this report is in favor of employing young women since he claimed they seemed happy and they loved their machines so they polished them and tied ribbons on them, but he didn 't consider that they were implemented to make their awful situations more bearable. A woman who worked in both factory and field also stated she preferred working in the field rather than the factory because it was hard work but it never hurt her health (Doc 1), showing how dangerous it was to work in a factory with poor living conditions. Poor living conditions were common for nearly all workers, and similar to what the journalist saw, may have been overlooked due to everyone seeming

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