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Overview: DATABASE ARTICLES on The Industrial Revolution

Jacob, Margaret C. "Industrial Revolution." World Book Student. World Book, 2012. Web. 8 Dec. 2012.

This REFERENCE article from World Book Student was "born digitally." It provides an excellent overview of all aspects of the Industrial Revolution, with links to articles on specific aspects of the Industrial Revolution.

The Beginnings of Industry

This REFERENCE article from the History Reference Center discusses the Industrial Revolution in England. Between 1760 and 1830, the Industrial Revolution changed the way goods were produced and farmers worked their fields. New inventions and sources of energy made jobs such as harvesting and spinning wool easier and quicker. Thousands of factories sprung up in cities such as Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool to produce machine-made items that people once created by hand. Machines also replaced many workers on farms, so people from the countryside flocked to cities to work in factories. The invention that started it all was the steam engine, which used steam to create power. Coal mining became a major industry in the 1700s, when coal was discovered in the Pennine Mountains. Making textiles was a major industry in England by the 1700s, but new inventions during the Industrial Revolution changed the way spinners, knitters and weavers worked.

Introduction to the Industrial Revolution  Excellent Overview Article

"Introduction." Industrial Revolution Reference Library. Ed. James L. Outman, Matthew May, and Elisabeth M. Outman. Vol. 1: Almanac. Detroit: UXL, 2003. 1-7. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 8 Dec. 2012.


"Industrial Revolution Timeline." Industrial Revolution Reference Library. Ed. James L. Outman, Matthew May, and Elisabeth M. Outman. Vol. 1: Almanac. Detroit: UXL, 2003. ix-xii. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 9 Dec. 2012.

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