Industrialization During The 19th Century Essay

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Industrialization in Britain from the eighteenth century onwards was the revolutionary growth, which brought significant changes in Britain; it was as W.W. Rostow deems a “decisive transition” . The impact on economics, to some extent, was an essential experience of the revolution due to economic expansion in industrial and agricultural growth brought by technological innovations. However, as Mokyr argues: “by focusing on economics we isolate only a part, though a central part, of the modernization of Britain.” Consequently, the change of social institutions, the rise of urbanisation and the role of female and child labour were also an essential phenomenon of the industrial revolution.

As the economical phenomenon, during the revolution, was essential in increasing the growth rate of industrial production it is important to consider its impacts. Agricultural growth, for instance, was the single most important source of labour productivity that was contributing far more to the economy, than any other industry. The new farming systems, through the innovation of better farming tools, and harvesting techniques created an “agricultural revolution” that “supplied raw materials and food, released labour and generated investable funds and taxes required to sustain the advance of an industrialisation.” The increase of 26 per cent gain in agricultural productivity above the 20 per cent gain in 1750 provides that the economic changes in Britain were revolutionary. Consequently,…

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