Leonardo to the Internet:
Technology and Culture from the Renaissance to the Present
Thomas J. Misa
DISCUSS London as a site of
industry -- as well as London's
impact on Britain's trading, transport, and
EXPLAIN why porter
beer "deserves full
recognition as an industrial-age product" and might be
a paradigm case for industrialization.
DISCUSS London's building and
engineering industries. What was their
contribution to industrialization?
Identify the key mechanical inventions
that transformed the carding, spinning, and weaving of
cotton into cloth (many before 1790). Why did a
"revolution" in Manchester's cotton factories take
another 40 years (to 1830s)?
COMPARE London's and Manchester's
engineering/machine tool industry. DISCUSS the
Discuss the cultural changes evident in Manchester during 1800-50:
DESCRIBE the impact of steam power on
living and working in Sheffield. Summarize the
WHY were there "many paths" to the
industrial revolution? What common features, if
any, existed in London, Manchester and Sheffield?
On balance, did Sweden, the U.S., or France have a British-style industrial revolution?
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