Revolution : Annotated Bibliography Of The Industrial Revolution

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Unit VI Annotated Bibliography: The Industrial Revolution
The topic I have chosen to discuss related to the last 400 years in Western Civilization is the industrial revolution in Britain. The industrial revolution was what created the modern capitalist system. Britain was the first to lead the way in this huge transformation. Technology changed, businesses, manufactured goods, and wage laborers skyrocketed. There was not only an economic transformation, but also a social transformation. The industrial revolution is such an interesting subject to further explore, because it truly made a difference in Britain in the late 1700s. The industrial revolution brought an increased quantity and variety of manufactured goods and even improved the standard of living for some individuals, however, it resulted in grim employment and living conditions that were for the poor and working classes. The industrial revolution had a bright and dark side to it. It was dark due to all the horrible working conditions, crowded cities, unsanitary facilities, diseases, and unsafe work environment, but the bright side is that it was a period of enormous social progress.
The five sources I have chosen are a newspaper article from the 1800s called Report of Fatal Accident at the Great Western Cotton Works. A periodical article called The Power of Power, a peer-reviewed article called Countering the Modern Luddite Impulse, a published book called The West: Encounters & Transformations, and finally
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