Monday, April 21, 2008

Impact on Society

The Industrial Revolution witnessed the triumph of middle class of industrialists and businessmen over a landed class of nobility and gentry.

Ordinary working people found increased opportunities for employment in the new mill and factories, but these were often under strict working conditions with long hours of labour.

However, harsh working conditions were prevalent long before the industrial revolution took place as well. Industrial society was very static and often cruel-child labour, dirty living conditions, and long working.

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