Andrew Ure: The Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution brought an incredible changes to world’s economy and society. The major focus of the Industrial Revolution was to modernize ongoing businesses and the society by bringing more technology advancements to people’s lives. Along with political, economical and social changes during the Industrial Revolution a lot of technological innovations took places, that lead to major changes in lifestyles. In many fields machinery and advanced technologies were taking over things that the ordinary people could not do without. In other words, the major purpose of the Industrial Revolution was to move from the use of hand manufacturing to machinery manufacturing. Machinery manufacturing not only expanded the different areas of manufacturing, …show more content…
Manufacturing goods using machinery and technological advanced ways became the primary means of production. In order to move forward to a modernized economy, the Industrial Revolution was necessary and many people supported the new system. One of the major supporters of the Industrial Revolution was Andrew Ure. Andrew Ure described the importance and the benefits of the Industrial Revolution on his document “The Philosophy of Manufacturers”. The Industrial Revolution was a beginning of a new era. Because, many drastic changes took place that benefited people in many different ways. According to Andrew Ure the Industrial Revolution mainly benefited the working class. Because, workers worked for less hours and made good wages. They had no rights to complain, since before the Industrial Revolution workers were working for longer hours and getting paid …show more content…
Many factories and manufacturing institutions were being created and in order to manufacture goods a lot of workers were needed. During this revolution women got a chance to work. Majority of females were working on textile institutions, however some women were unlucky enough to work in coal mines, where working conditions were mediocre and overall it was dangerous. Women were degraded by their “owners” - employers and often abused and raped. According to “Young Miners Testify to the Ashley Commission” many people regardless of their age or gender were forced to work in mediocre conditions. Besides women and men, children had to work in these coal mines under the bad conditions. They were forced to work, because they were the only once in their families to bring

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