question_answer1) Give two examples where modern development that is associated with progress has led to problems. You may like to think of areas related to environmental issues, nuclear weapons or disease.View Answer play_arrow
question_answer2) The way in which historians focus on industrialization rather than on small workshops is a good example of how what we believe today about the past is influenced by what historians choose to notice and what they ignore. Note down one event or aspect of your own life which adults such as your parents or teachers may think is unimportant, but which you believe to be important.View Answer play_arrow
question_answer4) Imagine that you are a merchant writing back to a salesman who has been trying to persuade you to buy a new machine. Explain in your letter what you have heard and why you do not wish to invest in the new technology.View Answer play_arrow
|Source B A magistrate reported in 1790 about an incident when he was called in to protect a manufacturer's property from being attacked by workers: 'From the depredations of a lawless Banditti of colliers and their wives, for the wives had lost their work to spinning engines ... they advanced at first with much insolence, avowing their intention of cutting to pieces the machine lately introduced in the woolen manufacture; which they suppose, if generally adopted, will lessen the demand for manual labour. The women became clamorous. The men were more open to conviction and after some expostulations were induced to desist from their purpose and return peaceably home.' J.L Hammond and B. Hammond, The Skilled Labourer 1760-1832, quoted in Maxine Berg, The Age of Manufactures,|
question_answer7) Explain the following (a) Women workers in Britain attacked the Spinning Jenny. (b) In the seventeenth century merchants from towns in Europe began employing peasants and artisans within the villages. (c) The port of Surat declined by the end of the eighteenth century. (d) The East India Company appointed Gomasthas to supervise weavers in India.View Answer play_arrow
question_answer8) Write True or False against each statement. (a) At the end of the 19th century, 80% of the total workforce in Europe was employed in the technologically advanced industrial sector. (b) The international market for textiles was dominated by India till the eighteenth century. (c) The American Civil War resulted in the reduction of cotton exports from India. (d) The introduction of the 'Flying Shuttle' enabled the handloom workers to improve their productivity.View Answer play_arrow
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