25.2 Industrialization Case Study: Manchester

Poor City Dwellers-1
Faced population increase in cities
Poor City Dwellers-2
No sanitation or building codes led to harsh conditions and sickness
Poor City Dwellers-3
Average lifespan was 17 instead of 38 in the countryside
Factory Workers-1
14 hour days, 6 days a week. No seasonal changes
Factory Workers-2
Bad working conditions in factories and mines. Dangerous machinery
Factory Workers-3
Did not win improved conditions for a long time
Child Labor-1
Started work at 6 years old, 13-14 hour days, 6 days a week and often beaten
Child Labor-2
Factory act of 1819: Limited working age and hours
Lower Middle class of factory overseers and skilled workers
Lived comfortably
Large landowners and Aristocrats
No longer the wealthiest.
Long Term Consequences of Industrial Revolution: The environment
Lots of air and water pollution
Long Term Consequences of Industrial Revolution: Education
Expanded as there was a need to fill clerical and professional positions. Not for child factory workers though
Urbanization
city building and people moving to cities