Industrialization In The New Class System

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In 18th century, the industrial revolution happened in Europe which caused a change of the structure of society. Great Britain gained the wealth with textile production and its other industries such as shipbuilding, china production and iron making. The handicraft industry died out with the machine industry playing a key role . This industrialization brought changes to migration, the family structure and, notably it brought about a new class system which included a lower class, a middle class and, an upper class. The inequality of the system was rationalized and justified by the privileged, and there were complex systems of stereotypes, moral judgements, and justifications for financial disparity between the classes. Industrialization reinforce…show more content…
For instance, people were divided into each classes by the job and consumptions. The job of servants was particularly considered as a job for a working class during this time. A maid in a house had to react every single calls so they could not eat even one bite and sleep. Also, they needed to show the respect to their host. Many of middle class and upper classes did not view the servants as human . Another class consciousness to explain a new class system was consumptions, specifically clothing. Middle class and upper class was wearing luxurious dresses. According to Thorstein Veblen, a writer of the period, the richer class showed their appearances to keep them up . Many factory girls were actually eager to wear dresses such as middle class women were, and would sew their old dress to look like new ones that a middle class had . The difference of dress between working class and middle and upper class was obvious. Even though some people doubted that the new class system was not equal, most people believed the new class system was justified. Sadler, who was a chairman of a UK parliament committee considering a Bill introduced. He attempted the Bill without waiting for the report, he withdrew the Bill. At the election that followed, he was not elected. Accordingly, it could be said most people, who especially middle class and upper class, agreed with the new class system and they had authority which could control the social
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