Between 1750 and 1850, Britain developed from a small, agricultural nation into the major industrial and economic power in the world. New machinery, factories, and steam engines were invented and changed the way people worked.
These economic and technological changes had major social, and political consequences that determined the way Britain developed into the twentieth century.
Smith, N. (1990). The Industrial Revolution. Hove, East Sussex: Wayland.
On our shelves:
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- The Age of steam: the power that drove the industrial revolution
- The Industrial revolution: the state, knowledge and global trade
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- The British industrial revolution - from the Milestones in Modern World History series
- The Industrial revolution: steam and steel
- Pioneers of the industrial age
- The Steam engine
- Technology of the industrial revolution
Audio visual resources
- Andrew Marr's History of the World
- Mankind: the story of us all
- What the Industrial Revolution did for us
- The Industrial Revolution - DVD Kept at Croagh Patrick - links also in this record to episodes on ClickView
- Introducing textiles
- Gibson, M. (1985). "The Industrial revolution", in The Age of revolution, (pp. 31-38), Hove, East Sussex: Wayland.
- "Life without industry is guilt: Stephenson's Rocket enters service, 1830" in Grant, R. (Ed.). The History book, (pp. 220-225) London: Dorling Kindersley.
- The Industrial Revolution - BBC Bitesize
- The Industrial Revolution - from History.com
- The Industrial Revolution - from the British Library
- The Industrial Revolution and the changing face of Britain - from the British Museum
- The Cotton mills of Lancashire during the Industrial Revolution
- The Spinning Jenny - Fairbault Woollen Mill
- Transport revolution
People of the Industrial Revolution:
- Richard Arkwright - BBC History - Improved the cotton-spinning process
- Robert Stephenson- BBC History - Built a steam locomotive
- Jethro Tull - Open Door - Invented a seed drill that revolutionised farming
- James Watt - BBC History - Improved the design of the steam engine
- Australia and the Industrial Revolution - Impact of the first railways - the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
- Child labour in the Industrial Revolution - History
- The Great Exhibition of 1851 - Victoria & Albert Museum
- The Industrial Revolution - from Sovereign Hill, Victoria
- Linking a nation - from the Australian Government website. This article explains how the industrial revolution and the establishment of a settlement in Australia happened at roughly the same time.