Factory life during the Industrial Revolution was exhausting, unsanitary and dangerous. Factories were damp, noisy, poorly ventilated and badly lit. Workers often had to labor for 12 to 14 hours a day with very few break... More »

During the Industrial Revolution, labor unions played a critical role in empowering workers. Not only were they effective in helping improve factory conditions and pay rates, they offered workers an important entry point... More »

During the Industrial Revolution, capitalism transitioned from a feudal and agricultural system of production to one dominated by machines and equipment. The Industrial Revolution saw the sudden, sharp rise of the manufa... More »

The Industrial Revolution was important because it changed every aspect of life and business in Britain. With the birth of the Industrial Revolution, formerly rural areas quickly became urbanized hives of industry. More »

The Industrial Revolution resulted in more efficient production processes, cheaper goods, increases in job opportunities and improved quality of life. On the other hand, the Industrial Revolution encouraged environmental... More »

The Industrial Revolution brought changes in the textile industry, communication, transportation and the overall quality of life. All of these changes helped move society from being more agrarian to being primarily indus... More »

The Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the late 1700s. Britain's abundance of coal and iron is one of the main factors in the country becoming the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. More »