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A History of Cotton Mills and the Industrial Revolution
- Extensive excerpt from a book on the development of the textile industry in the United States, including New England and Mississippi.
Accounts of the Potato Revolution
- Writings of various authors.
- Offers detailed descriptions on what it was like to work in a factory as a child. Includes biographies of factory reformers, accounts from the workers themselves, legislation passed and statistics.
Cotton Times - Understanding the Industrial Revolution
- An overview of the revolution in textiles, profiling workers and reformers of 18th century Britain, related events in labor history, and describing modes of transportation and living.
- Tells the story of the rapid social and economic changes that occurred as Blackburn and Darwen began to expand with the growth of the British textile industry.
Eccles, Manchester, Canals and Revolution
- The story of how the Duke of Bridgewater created the first true canal in the United Kingdom from his coal mines to Manchester with galleries of related photographs and engravings.
Factory Workers in the British Industrial Revolution
- Papers on children, men, and women as factory workers as complete texts and abstracts by Douglas Galbi.
- A comprehensive entry on the Industrial Revolution.
- A slide show presentation on the Industrial Revolution, including a look at inventions, labor laws, and socialism.
Leeds Woollen Workers Petition
- A petition by workers complaining about the effects of machines on the previously well-paid skilled workers.
Letter of Leeds Cloth Merchants
- Defense on the use of machines.
The Industrial Revolution and the Railway System
- Features a range of historical information and data including research papers, images, and extracts from the Illustrated London News.
The Wolverhampton Gunlock Makers
- A sketch history of the family businesses who produced gunlocks (firing mechanisms for guns) from the 18th century to present day.
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