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Table of Contents

  • 1: The Industrial Revolution Begins. The First Industrial Nation
  • 2: The Domestic System
  • 3: The First Factories
  • 4: The Raw Materials and New Inventions. Power - Water and Steam
  • 5: Coal Mining
  • 6: Iron and Steel
  • 7: Railways and Canals
  • 8: Shipbuilding
  • 9: Communications
  • 10: The Great Exhibition
  • 11: Changes in Britain. Working Conditions and the First Reforms
  • 12: The Luddites Attack
  • 13: Trades Unions
  • 14: Making Sense of the Census
  • 15: Towns, Cities and Overcrowding
  • 16: Dirt, Death and Disease
  • 17: The Poor
  • 18: Education
  • 19: Leisure for Everyone
  • 20: Visiting the Industrial Revolution
  • 22: Glossary
  • 23: Index

About the Author

Peter Hepplewhite is an experienced writer of children's history and has taught the subject for many years. He is currently the Education Officer for Tyne & Wear Archives Service. Peter's wife Mairi, helped compile this book.

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