The Industrial Revolution began in England in the middle of the 18th century and spread to the rest of Europe and the United States in the early 19 th century. This era changed the way people worked and lived. New machines were invented and a large part of the population moved from the countryside to urban areas.
Click on this website to give you an easy understandable overview of the Industrial Revolution.
A basic introduction to the Industrial Revolution
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When you are using the library catalogue use these general subject headings to search for information about the Industrial Revolution.
Great Britain History 19th century
Transport - History
Inventions - History
Scientists - Biography
The following videos can be watched on the Clickview Player at school or Clickview Online at home (ask the library staff for the username and password)
What the industrial revolution did for us series including episodes :
On the Move
The worst jobs in history episode 3