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Industrial Revolution

Summary: Even though the Industrial Revolution was a time of technological progress, resulting in an improvement of England's economic fortunes, not all people benefited from it. Rural peasants in increasing numbers moved to the cities in search of work, and the lack of a sewage system in those cities contributed greatly to disease and death. Class conflict between rich and poor became more pronounced. And the cities that accommodated the increased mechanization became somber places in which common people were overworked, malnourished, and dehumanized.
Even though the Industrial Revolution was a time of technological progress, this mechanization came at the expense of man. England's overall economy did improve, but not all people benefited from its industrialization.

Various government members argued that the poor lived a better life during to the Industrial Revolution, using the fact that the poor did not live an ideal life before the Revolution as evidence. However, those claiming the peasants were "better fed, betted lodged, better clothed, and better attended." Were far removed from the actualities of the common man's troubles. The hygiene because of the Industrial revolution was unconceivable to those who had not seen it. With no sewage system, wastes flowed freely in the streets, breeding disease and death. The "atmospheric impurities ... decomposing animal and vegetable substances, damp and filth, overcrowded dwellings ... and bad ventilation" led to low life expectancies barely past the teen years in...

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