Topics and Links
I have provided the following links for each topic. You are not limited to using only these links. You should also explore links under different topics - they might have information you can use for your topic. You will be assigned one "A" topic and one "B" topic.
Topic A Assignments
Matchgirl's Strike Links
London Dockers' Strike
Haymarket Square Riot
Gas Worker's Strike
Topic B Assignments
Women in the Industrial Revolution
Women in the Industrial Revolution/United States
- Child Labor Arguments - A list of people who were for and against Child Labor, factory owners, and children who worked in the factories. Links from this page give biographies and primary source materials. Great for quotes!
- Child Scavengers - Interviews and information about child scavengers in textile mills.
- Working Hours in Factories - A discussion as to how long children can work in the factories each day.
- Piecers - A detailed description of the life of a piecer.
- Workhouse Children - The early life of Oliver Twist was spent in a workhouse that virtually enslaved orphans.
- Punishments in Factories - Interviews and information about punishments in factories.
- Deformities of Children Workers - Interviews and information that discuss the results of the horrible working conditions.
- Factory Food - The food that mill workers had to eat.
- Wages - A comparison of wages between men and women, children and adults.
- Children of The 1800's
Child Labor/United States
Urbanization, Health and sanitation/England
Urbanization, Health and sanitation/United States
Conditions in the factories/England.
Conditions in the factories/United States
Links for all items