Industrial Revolution Dbq Essay

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The Industrial Revolution was a time of exponential growth in factories and agriculture through mechanization. Great Britain was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, beginning in the late 1700s till the mid-1800s. The mechanization of farming made growing crops more effective and efficient. Therefore fewer people were needed in agriculture and were forced into urbanization to find work. Cities population drastically increased during the revolution due to the immigration of rural workers. The female workers were pivotal in the Industrial Revolution especially in Great Britain and Japan. Female workers in England and Japan had similar pay, working conditions, and comparable gender. On the islands of England and Japan female workers …show more content…

Textile production changed from producing the cloth out of homes into producing them in large factories. XXXXXXXX(Doc 2)XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX The photograph was taken by Samuel Slater depicts a power-loom weaving mill where women are working in tight areas with large and complex machinery(Doc 2). In addition, Andrew Gordon photographed a picture of japanese women in a constricting and cramped workplace with massive machinery. Even though the two nations were separated by thousands of miles, both islands female factory workers experienced crowded and tight working conditions with extensive machines. Furthermore, the female factory workers also faced similar working hours. Douglas A. Galbi, author of Through Eyes in the Storm reported: “On weekdays she began work in the factory at 5:30 a.m. and finished at 8 p.m. Included..a thirty-five minute break for breakfast and a fifty-five-minute break for dinner”. According to Noshomusho Shokokyoku and Shokko Jijo writer of Condition of the Factory Workers wrote “workers were roused from their beds at 4:05 A.M... given fifteen minutes for breakfast...fifteen minutes for lunch..and a ten-minute break from 3:30 to 3:40...till 7:30”. Throughout both countries, the female workers faced similar strenuous hours of work. They also had an extremely short amounts of break

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