THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IN DAILY LIFE
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Most of the primary sources are from England, where the earliest impact of this huge change was felt. Some are about factories and slums, others are about railroads and life in England. The secondary sources differ in their views about the impact of the Industrial Revolution on daily life. Concluding exercises have students assess questions such as "As it developed, the Industrial Revolution was unsystematic, haphazard, and violently irresponsible. Assess the validity of this statement."