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The Industrial Revolution

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From electric lights to automobiles to the appliances that make our lives easier at work and at home, we owe so much of our world to the Industrial Revolution. In this course, The Great Courses partners with the Smithsonian - one of the world's most storied and exceptional educational institutions - to examine the extraordinary events of this period and uncover the far-reaching impact of this incredible revolution. Over the course of 36 thought-provoking lectures, longtime Great Courses favorite Professor Allitt introduces you to the inventors, businessmen, and workers responsible for transforming virtually every aspect of our lives and fueling one of the greatest periods of innovation in human history.

The technological achievements of this era are nothing short of astonishing. Thanks to inventions such as the steam engine and processes such as large-scale iron smelting, industrial entrepreneurs were able to mechanize labor, which allowed for a host of new efficiencies such as division of labor, mass production, and global distribution.

You'll discover the science behind some of the most astounding inventions in modern history, including the spinning jenny, the incandescent light bulb, and the computer processor. You'll learn how these inventions came about and consider what effects these technologies had on every aspect of human life.

Get an inside look at the history of industrial innovation and explore the lives of engineers, inventors, architects, and designers responsible for changing the world - as well as ordinary workers who lost their livelihoods to new technologies and suffered from unsafe working conditions. The story of the Industrial Revolution is complex, and these lectures will leave you with a new appreciation for the amazing human achievements all around us.

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  • 15/02/2019

Really great

This is my third course by Patrick Allitt, the others being the rise and fall of the British Empire and Victorian Britain and I can only recommend this teacher and his courses. Each lecture highlights a different part of the history of industrialization and bit by bit a big picture emegres.
I can remember a lot of information and now have a better understanding of the interwoven topics British Empire/ Victorian Age/ Industrialization as part of history and how they influence the situation of today. Could I ask for more from a course? Maybe not.
But Patrick Allitt delivers anyway^^
The best part about this course an the others by him is in my opinion, that he noticably has a lot of fun explaining his topics and is clearly passionate about them. Especially when quoting historic figures and poems. That made listening fun 😃

I hope my few words provide a little insight into the quality of these lectures. Bare in mind that I am not a native speaker and still found it easy to follow the teacher. I am looking forward to another course by him and to repeat the ones I have finished so far.

May you enjoy them as I have