Oliver Tiwst

December 11, 2015 | 3 Comments

  This picture came from the movie of famous ‘Oliver Twist’ in 1948.  ‘Oliver Twist’ is the novel which the great Charles Dickens wrote and published in 1837-1838. His novel is praised as one of masterpiece in literature.  There are a lot of reasons why ‘Oliver Twist’ is considered as masterpiece of British literature, but […]

Neo-Luddism

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In the period of Industrial Revolution, the movement called the Luddite Movement was occurred by factory workers. People in this movement were afraid of new technologies because they think new machines in the factory from more advanced technologies will replace them and take their jobs away. Machines can do more works than normal labors, so original […]

“Professor Jeremy Black examines one of the most extraordinary periods in British history: the Industrial Revolution. He explains the unique economic, social and political conditions that by the 19th century, led to Britain becoming the richest, most powerful nation on Earth. It was a time that transformed the way people think, work and play forever. […]

One of the great transformations in global environmental history has been the plowing up of the world’s grasslands to grow grain. The process began at the western end of the Eurasian steppes, in present-day southern Russia and Ukraine, in the second half of the eighteenth century. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the great plow-up […]

The industrial revolution of the eighteen century was a time of great change across the western world. The effects of these changes were felt by the economies, environments, and industries of each of the nations of the western world. Most affected of all by the changes brought by the industrial revolution were the people of […]

John D. Rockefeller was the founder of the Standard Oil Company. His establishment controlled about 90 percent of US refineries and pipelines in the early 1880s. As he started to modify his business he then moved his oil wells westward for new endeavors. Entering foreign markets in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, Rockefeller had become one of […]

The reformation of the process of how things were made changed during the Industrial Revolution. Textile manufacturing, mining, agriculture and more all made changes. Before the Industrial Revolution, textiles were hand spun, during the Revolution though, the invention of the spinning wheel and loom made the production faster and cheaper.     The Water Wheel, […]

Lin Zexu’s “Moral Advice to Queen Victoria” sheds light on the smuggling of opium into China by western merchants under the British Empire, and it affected the history of China. The smuggling of such contraband had created political and economical sickness within China. With the opium addiction spreading, Emperor Daoguang (1782-1850) of the Qing dynasty […]

During the growth of the Industrial Revolution society had made major changes within the culture, economically, and socially. There were many reasons that played in addition to the advancement of our society industrial time period. Technology had played a significant part in the Industrial revolution, with the progression of machines, waterpower and steam power. One […]

  The industrial revolution started in Britain, but other parts of Europe experienced it in their own ways. The French experienced less of a revolution and more of a slow evolution. The people of France were much more concentrated in the countrysides for far longer and only started to congregate more heavily in cities after railway lines were built. […]

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