The Age of Industrialisation – Notes
Before the Industrial Revolution
The early industrialization phase was also known as proto industrialization.
In proto industrial times, most workers worked from their homes and not in factories.
The invention of the cloth mill by Richard Arkwright brought about a revolution in cloth production.
Even at the end of the 19th century, most textile production happened through domestic units.
Industrialists were hesitant to use new technology due to its high repair and maintenance cost.
Hand Labour and New Technology
During the 19th century, many people migrated to the industrial centres in search of jobs.