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La Revolucion Industrial

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THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.

The industrial revolution, as L.A. Clarkson says, is the great event in economic history. Although the industrial revolution emerged in Great Britain ,it affected the whole world “indeed the world can be divided into two groups; those who have experienced industrialization and those who are still striving to do so” we can say that according with Clarkson the revolution made the evident division between rich countries and poor countries that we can see today.

Since the point of view of Clarkson and Kreis, the industrial revolution was not just a change in industrial production or technological advances, but a change in 'the whole society and the standard of living’ Kreis is more concrete saying that “English, European and American society down to its very roots “ Kreis also points out that everybody in the society was affected by the industrial revolution : “Everyone was touched in one way or another -- peasant and noble, parent and child, artisan and captain of industry”. Asa Brigs goes further saying that the impact of the industrial revolution on the way people lived, thought and felt was “greater than that of most political revolutions…” he refers for example the French revolution or the revolution for independence, that although they aimed what they looked for, the effect and the consequences weren´t so important as those of the industrial revolution.

With these different perceptions about the industrial revolution we can be aware of the tremendous change the people of that time experienced and that the word revolution is the best word to define the new way of living and work in the eighteenth century and the next centuries; it was so important the change and the new technological methods appeared then that today a lot of factories use this methods in their production.

The industrial revolution made that the rudimentary methods in work used since roman´s times and very little changed during the medieval changes such as the

Human and animal strength, “ were replaced, or supplemented, by machines and inanimate power.”Briggs says.

Clarkson defends the starting point of the modern technique of production with the mechanization of the cotton industry, that we call the factory system. But since the point of view of Asa Brigs “mechanization was not triumphant until the middle if the nineteenth century “so maybe we should question if the industrial revolution was so fast as we suppose. As Kreis says, not in all the areas of the country the industrial revolution speeded at the same time, because there were limited sources of power, industrial development during the early 1700s was initially slow.

Briggs also suggest us the importance of luck and not predetermination in the new technical advances “…. owed little directly to science and much to empirical efforts”. So the industrial revolution was also an event occurred by chance and not planned.

But we have to bear in mind the importance in the adaptation of ne ...



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