Worlds Of History And The Global Dimensions Of The Industrial Revolution Analysis

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Worlds of History and the Global Dimensions of the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution created enormous changes in the political, economics and social structures of the countries in which it took place. Technological innovations and inventions were the results of machine-savvy factories for workplaces and the expansion of knowledge about economic industrializations. This revolution quickly spread throughout Britain after it started in the 1800s. The United States was effected in numerous ways as well as each individual nation that the effects of the Industrial Revolution spread to.
In Kevin Reilly’s book, chapter 22 discusses the “Heart of Darkness, 1899” from the author Joseph Conrad. The real life experiences told from the narration
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Without the industrialization and technology needed to produce the steam and fuel the steamboat, the men would not have been able to navigate the rivers of Africa. In addition, Conrad, as mariner and ship captain, had to have been educated well enough about geography to travel the seas. The men had enslaved African peoples onboard to be of use for their own needs, such as occupying the boilers. With this enslavement came power over people, which also comes in relation to Africa itself. Racism was interactive in this chapter because of the differences between powers of the British and African peoples. It is said how the earth was unconquered, therefore industrialization had not yet taken place. There were no signs of factories, buildings, houses, or societal improvements. The earth is described: “going up that river was like travelling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings,” meaning there were still untouched trees and vegetation all around them. Because of this, it is …show more content…
The Industrial Revolution was a groundbreaking “movement”. It was a period in which the government could obtain global dominance through money-making with all of the advancements in society. With this, the amount of people in the workforce in the nation continued to grow as the process of the Industrial Revolution continued. In conclusion, the increasing wealth and standard of living created more competition between countries which resulted in a higher sense of urgency toward capitalism. These outbreaks in turn led to wars, which caused trouble between the United States and various foreign countries. When we think about the Industrial Revolution, we only first consider the technological aspects that resulted from this movement. However, Reilly’s book creates an understanding of underlying lessons that are not so upfront in history

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