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Silk Factories Dbq

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The Industrial Revolution was a point in the mid 1700’s where machine made goods were greatly increased in England. Women working in factories worked in outrageous working conditions, some even fatal. They had short breaks worked long hours and got little pay. The women that worked in the silk factories in Japan had all these cost, but they were just kind of worst. They not only had all this, but they also had unfair treatment. During the Industrial Revolution did the costs outweigh the benefits? Women who worked in silk factories had to work for an outrageous period of time. According to Document B, they worked for 14 hours and 20 minutes a day, for a total of 98 hours and 20 minutes a week. They worked all that time an only got 40 minutes worth of break time, and got only 1 day off every two weeks. This is one of the times when cost really outweighed the benefits because they had to do the same task over and over each day with little pay and break so it most likely got boring. They could have began to pay less attention because they are assuming everything is going to be the same which can get them hurt not only because poor working conditions but also because of being careless. According to Document A, factory workers had to stick their hands in scorching hot water to pull thread from silkworms. There was no way around this, the water would mess up their hands, the condition of their skin, and nails. This is another time when…show more content…
Not only did it affect them, but it also affected the workers. Everyday they went to work and any one of them could have died on any given day. They had no choice but to work in these horrible conditions, it's the only way they could make a living. They knew how it was an that it was not right, but there wasn't much they could really do. The industrial revolution definitively had more cost than benefits, especially for
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