Industrial Revolution Steam Engine

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One of the biggest inventions of the 18th century was the steam engine. This machine completely changed the workplace of industrialization and gave an enormous boost to all industries. It provided for the first time in history, a steady and unlimited source of power that never ran out, like men and women or water. The steam engine was mobile and when it was driven by coal, it could be used in any location. The first practical and fully functional steam engine was produced by Thomas Newcomen, it was large and inefficient and was immobile. Newcomen’s steam engine was great but, it was not near perfect. James Watt in 1769 improved the steam engine and patented it. His machine was more efficient, and it did not waste any energy but, it need intricate …show more content…
A Russian household, on average, had more than nine, and maybe even more than twenty members all living together. With those many members, there were three or perhaps four generations of the same family living all together, early marriage made the situation of generations living together much more likely than that in Western Europe. Along with this difference in households across the border, women also had very different roles before and after the industrial revolution. Pre-industrial women had one primary goal and that was to establish and manage a household where her family would live. For women marriage was an economic necessity as well as a relationship that would fulfill both sexual and emotional needs. There was little to no support for single women so they had to marry into a family where the man of the house could help the women live financially. Women who were not present in a household were extremely vulnerable to outside predators such as men craving sex and other crazed lunatics. Couples attempted to limit the number of children they had, usually through the practice of coitus interruptus. They could not abstain from sex so couples would have to …show more content…
Wet nurses took care of the “mom” part while the mother went out and worked to support her family. Women would often work as hard, or in some cases, harder than men but, most women often earned lower wages than men for doing the same or more amounts of work. Childbirth at the time was very filthy. Puerperal fever, also known as childbed fever, was an infection of some part of the female reproductive organs, usually accompanied with a sickly fever and severe cramping that, in numerous cases, resulted in death for women and her not-yet born child. After the industrial revolution, women and children had new never-before seen roles that they had to adapt to and live their lives by. The transformation of agriculture and industry led to a series of seemingly modest changes that together worked to dwindle the importance and role of women in the workforce. Women now played important roles in agriculture. They worked on fields and gleaned crops from the general harvest. Women were also permitted to manage industries like milking, cheese and other dairy product production. Machinery operated by men, however, overtook the work of women in the field and their skills in dairy production and home industries, especially in Britain. The

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