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Impacts of the Industrial Revolution


*    Industrial Revolution - Growth of Manufacturing  

 **   Industrial Revolution - Introduction

 ***  Industrial Revolution

 *  Industrial Revolution Timeline

Inventors and Inventions of the Industrial Revolution


Turning Points in History – Industrial Revolution    - Youtube clip

 ** Victorian Britain - travel, transport and communications

** Industrial Revolution – Victoria and Albert Museum 

The History Channel – The Industrial Revolution 

** The Industrial Revolution    A good overview of the Industrial Revolution

BBC   The Industrial Revolution

** The Domestic system   Production before the advent of factories

** The Industrial Revolution and the changing face of Britain    British Museum

*** Effects of the Industrial Revolution      Effects of the Industrial Revolution on: Working and Living Conditions, Urbanization, Public Health, Life Expectancy, Child Labour, Working Class Families and the Role of Women, The Emerging Middle Class, Wealth and Income

** Industrialisation   Link from the British Library which gives an overview of Early History, Steam and Coal, Factories and Transport

** The Workshop of the World  This website looks at the forces that made Britain the workshop of the world during the Industrial Revolution and explains why this industrial dominance lasted such a short time.

** Stories Timeline  Look at the different ages of the industrial revolution and read major developments of those times.

** Discovery school - The Industrial Revolution   Provides a overview of the Industrial Revolution on a global scale.


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*** Australia’s transport and communications -1788-1970   Detailed text

John Loudon McAdam   - invented the road building technique of macadamisation

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