Industrialism's advantages and disadvantages
List three or five products of the Industrial Revolution that you couldn't live without, and three to five legacies of the Industrial Revolution you'd like to change.
Social mobility and immigration
Make a list of all the places the class' grandparents came from. How much bigger is the list if you include great-grandparents?
How would Hobsbawm's history of Europe look different if it were told from a woman's perspective, and attention were paid to women's concerns? What about from a slave's? From a Greek's?
Write a short story in which the "Age of Revolution" appears.
Advertising the Age of Revolution
How would you design a marketing campaign that would promote Hobsbawm's book? How would you market it?
Are we better off for the Industrial Revolution, or was something lost that has not been replaced, compensated for, or consoled...
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