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Revolution is a drastic step taken on the staircase of progress. Throughout history, regions of the world experienced inevitable revolutions in which human life was forever altered through a series of fortunate events. The period between the 1700s and the 1900s witnessed the most glorious revolution the world ever experienced: The Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution was the global shift from an agrarian based economy to one based on industry centered on not only improving production, but also efficiency in other areas such as transportation and communication. Analyzing the source of the Industrial Revolution is the first logical step in understanding the complexity.nefitted. The social position of women in Britain remained relatively unchanged as the introduction of industrial technologies only meant more hardship and no equality, even in the workplace. Men often held supervisory positions with greater pay and women did not even have the right to vote until after the 1900s. Joyce Burnette, a professor of economics at Wabash College, states, in a T.S. Ashton Prize winning essay about wage discrepancies throughout the Industrial Revolution in Britain, that depending on the region and the type of work, the female-male wage ratio varied between 30% and 60% (Burnette 257). Despite the continuation of women’s inferior social position between the 1700s and the 1900s, the development of transportation technologies in Britain enhanced mass leisure culture, economic expansion, and increased beneficial interactivity more than changes in communication technologies. Dr. Brad Beaven, a faculty member at the University of Portsmouth with a PhD in History, appropriately describes mass leisure culture in his book Citizenshi... ... middle of paper ... ...etition and increased supply brought about by transportation developments. Not only was there a clear reduction in cost, but there was also a drop in the cost of transportation itself. Dr. Marjorie Bloy, a PhD in history from the University of Sheffield, observes that competition between and within the different categories of canal, coach, and rail transport led to even greater productivity (Bloy). In fact, the collapse of the first railway boom before 1844 was due to an excessive amount of small railway companies (Bloy). Lower cost creates more availability. Greater supply to people means the economy was expanding to include a new group of lower class people. Communication development of the telegraph in no way could produce such an economic change as it was used more for leisure and politics reserved only for those who could afford it (qtd. in Brockman 23).

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