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The Industrial Revolution
This paper discusses the social implications of the Industrial Revolution.
# 57594 | 2,085 words | 4 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Apr 05, 2005 in History (European - 19th century) , Sociology (General)

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This paper explains that the Industrial Revolution left in its wake an upheaval in the lifestyle and social fabric of society, which had never occurred before quite so rapidly or radically except as the aftermath of protracted warfare or natural catastrophes. The author points out that, to alleviate the harmful effects of the industrial revolution upon workers and their families, governments tried to intervene by introducing the first legislation and supervision of industrial working conditions, such as the Factory Act of 1833, which regulated children in the factories of Britain, and a series of parliamentary insurance acts in Germany addressing illness, accident, and old age. The paper relates that the Industrial Revolution divided society into two categories of the "haves" and the "have nots", which continues today, both on an individual level and on an international level as demonstrated by the "Industrialized West" and the "Third World" nations.

Table of Content
New Hardships of Industrialization
Early Reforms
England and Germany: Different Responses to the Same Human Problem
The Industrial Revolution in Historical Perspective
Contemporary Industrial and Social Exploitation

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