Welcome to Of Men and Machines!
Imagine a steam engine of the 18th century chugging alongside the streamlined Bullet train of 2006. Over the last 400 years, technological and industrial developments like this have occurred at a breathtaking pace. Every piece of technology you encounter on a daily basis is a result of the First Industrial Revolution that occurred in Britain from the middle of the 1700's to the late 1800's. This well-known and extensively influential period of development was a convergence of a willing atmosphere in the British government and the creative innovation of a few talented men, sustained by the resources provided by the largest colonial empire of the time.
Of Men and Machines provides a comprehensive and analytical resource for high school and college students, teachers, history enthusiasts, and casual browsers looking for insight into this tumultuous time period and the effects that it has had on our own time.
This website has over 100 pages of information about the Industrial Revolution. The information is divided into four main sections: Industries, Causes, Effects, and World. We have listed the sources we used to write our content at the bottom of each page so that you can delve deeper into any of the specific topics that interest you. On this site, you can also find an array of Resources related to the Industrial Revolution, including music, interviews, and printable test worksheets.
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