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  • Big Role In The Industrial Revolution
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    The Indusrtial Revolution was fueled by the economic necessity of many women, singled and married, to find waged work outside t hier home. Women mostly found jobs in domestic service, textile factories, and piecework shops. For some the revolution provided independent wages, mobility and a better standard of living, . For the majority, however, factory work in the early years of the 19th century resulted in a life of hard ship. Women played a big role in the revolution. They had to take over the...
  • Dickens's Experience In The Blacking Factory
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    Charles John Huff am Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812, the second child of a large family. His father was the son of a butler and a housekeeper, and worked as a clerk in the Navy Pay Office. The family moved to London when Dickens was three and to Chatham in Kent two years later. In 1822 Dickens's father was transferred to London and slid seriously into debt. Dickens did not go back to school and at age twelve was sent to work in a blacking factory. Shortly afterwards his father was impris...
  • Laborers In Their Factories
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    In The Jungle, Upton Sinclair uses a true to life story to demonstrate the working man's life during industrialization. Marx depicts in the Communist Manifesto an explanation of why the proletariat is worked so hard for the benefit of the bourgeois, and how they will inevitably rise up from it and move to a life of communism. When The Jungle and the Communist Manifesto were written, the proletariat, or working class, was a commodity of commerce. Like their brothers, they subjected to competition...
  • Poor Working Conditions
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    The movie 'Norma Rae' was a realistic portrayal of the sad, immoral, and oppressive working conditions that existed in the imminent life of mass production workers, and one woman's struggle to overcome and improve the labor relation problems at a textile mill during the 1970's. Sally Field plays the leading role as Norma Rae fighting the poor working conditions at her job at O. P Henly. O. P Henley was a textile mill located in southern United States, where Sally Field met with Ruben Warshovsky,...
  • Eight Year Old Named Jeremy
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    Even though many of you parents out there are in fact opposed to sending your children to work in these textile factories, there are, in fact, many parents who do feel differently. However, there arent enough of these kinds of parents to satisfy factory owners, so they went as far as to purchase innocent children from orphanages and workhouses. These poor children are now called pauper apprentices. They are forced into signing contracts that pronounced them the property of the factory. Because t...
  • Little Children In A Factory
    243 words
    Before the Industrial Revolution began, many people worked on farms and could live with what they did for a living. When the Industrial Revolution began, many people were forced to go into the big cities to get jobs in the Industrial field. To many, this was a harsh punishment. They worked long hours with little or no pay at all. Working conditions varied by country, but almost all factories were the same inside. There were many rules pertaining to jobs in factories. These rules applied to women...
  • Working Conditions In The Factories And Mines
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    Documents that i will use to evaluate the positive and negative effects of the Industrial Revolution. Document #1: Excerpt from William Coopers testimony before the Sadler committee in 1832. Document #2: Excerpt from the testimony of Joseph Hebergam to the Sadler Committee. Document #3: Excerpt from "The Philosophy of Manufactures" by Andrew Ure, 1835. Document #5: Excerpt from a pamphlet published in 1797 by the Society for Bettering the Condition and Increasing the Comforts for the Poor. Docum...
  • Conditions In Factories
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    The Industrial Revolution was a time of drastic change and transformations from hand made items to machine manufactured goods. These changes generally helped make life easier, but it also hindered it as well. During the Industrial Revolution, working conditions in factories declined and the number of women and children working increased. Women and children were used as a cheap source of labor ("The Industrial Revolution" web). The Industrial Revolution was a terrible experience for women and chi...
  • Factory Work
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    English 239 Written Assn. #1 October 6, 2003 Herman Melville's short story "The Tartarus of Maids" and Deborah Boe's poem "Factory Work" are both literary texts of significantly different time periods dealing with significantly similar social issues. Both literary works establish a bond between the roles of women involved in factory work, and both provide a similar unsettling representation of how meek such an existence must be. Nonetheless both texts have many denoting qualities about their str...

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