Luddites: The Industrial Revolution

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Many writers describe this progressive episode as the origin of the new era, the modern time of humankind. This process of industrial revolution marked a continuous progression and spread moderately instead of being a one-time phenomenon where a thorough turn happened over night. The timeline between 1750 and 1850 marked enormous changes characterized by advancements in textile and iron (Goloboy 2008). This phenomenal revolution was initiated by England in the late 17th century. At this time, Britain was stepping forth with her crafts, coal, wood, iron, wealth and craftsman. The rest of Europe was at the edge of war at this time of change.

According to historians, this revolution changed the economic, cultural and political appearance, capacity
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The original Luddites were British weavers and textile workers who objected to the increased use of automated looms and knitting frames. Most were trained artisans who had spent years learning their craft, and they feared that unskilled machine operators were robbing them of their livelihood. When their appeals for government aid and assistance were ignored, a few desperate weavers began breaking into factories and smashing textile machines. They called themselves “Luddites” after Ned Ludd, a young apprentice who was rumored to have wrecked a textile apparatus in the late-18th century” (Evan …show more content…
This led to considerable expansions of commercial activities in Europe. Steam power was introduced that was used to deliver power in the factories, used for mining, and transport. It replaced human labor and hosted machines that could do mining in depth, escalate production in the industries, and fast means of transport to the markets. “The textile industry was changed by new machines the spinning Jenny allows for much higher production at lower costs and in less time” (Griffin

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