Industrial Revolution Research Paper

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Dissecting the consequences of the Industrial Revolution is no small task. In inspecting, what marvelous convenience in mass agriculture and manufacturing afforded humanity, there are also after-effects to the regularly understood conventional morals and family structure that had developed in English and European societies. One of the many questions asked about the consequences of the Industrial Revolution is did the innovation that industry created lead to the deterioration of sexual values in established societies? The Industrial Revolution began in England during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. Henry Sayer explains of the Industrial Revolution, in the Humanities: Culture, Continuity & Change, that “the term itself was invented …show more content…
As Hansen and Curtis write of the Industrial Revolution, in Voyages in World History, “total global output of manufacturing rose over 400 percent between 1750 and 1900, [and the] Global population doubled.” Hansen and Curtis assert that although there were dwindling local opportunities, but the time converted cultures to connecting countries and business with the globe on a large scale (645). The second consideration in assessing this era is identifying how a changing industry could cause other facets of civilization to transform. The fact that there was such a shocking change for the common person during the time of industry advancement, can perhaps explain the true shift in personal values that is evident in excerpts and descriptions of life at the time. There are abundant articles and essays available on the topic of the Industrial Revolution and its relationship to the Sexual Revolution. Some use statistics and trends while others use eyewitness account. What is important to keep in mind is that no matter the amount of empirical data, it must be used to support how the people perceived their own circumstances and time; as that is how a time is truly judged. To discount personal observations and use only statistics about the cultural shifts is unwise when studying a question

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