41 thoughts on “The Industrial Revolution: A Boon to Industry, A Bane to Childhood

  1. Wow, this is what I've just was telling my mother of how lucky that the children are lucky that they didn't have to work like the children in the early years.

  2. It is scary all the teachers on this thread. I really hope you'd be open-minded enough to research the entire story not just this one angle. But then again, we all know that most teachers ideologies slant left. This is why my kids go to a private school.

  3. It was something beyond allodial title(land patents) that kept the
    Israelite's free. In other countries, a long time ago a man could buy
    land and raise an extended family by parceling out that land as an
    inheritance to his relatives. As long as those people had beyond
    allodial title (Leviticus 21) they never had to worry about the
    government taking that land, for any reason, and always had a place for
    their relatives to stay. Furthermore you can always, through an ever
    increasing knowledge, boost the food productivity and water storage
    capacity of the land (cisterns). Free market or communism, it's all
    crap. Its a matter of creative thinking.

     I don't give a crap
    about what you want to call it. I never approach a solution to a
    problem based on some bizarre political interpretation. You simply
    can't think outside of the box. Is not every plant an overunity device?
    Does the rainforest of the Amazon have great productive soil? Ever
    heard of terra pretta. Does money make food grow? Why don't the
    political elite, who stole this country in the first place, just give
    land away? Did the Native populations have to buy land from the
    invaders? How did the Pilgrims survive? Why didin't the Native
    populations, in that case just kill them off when they were starving?
    Why didn't they just Jamestown them? How did the free market play a
    role in the Pilgrims survival? What if the mf government just gave away
    land with full allodial title?(zone 9 land is the best)

     What is
    the corporate and government interest in having everyone slave away
    under their System? Why does communism not really fundamentally revoke
    such a free market system, and take on a more Natural system? Can a
    natural system bring about great technological advancement? What is a
    natural system? These are questions you should ask yourselves. And
    finally how would you work out a more ideal System? Who could bring
    about a newer more advanced system? I have my biblical answers. But I
    want to see all the commenters put something forward.

  4. Trolls are out there, this nation/world is always looking for a new class to enslave, make soil less productive, constrict breakthrough technologies (old and new), and not provide allodial title (land patents) to anyone, so that you'll never truly own anything.

  5. We need to practice more responsible consumerism. We also need more people like Lewis Hine to document the suffering these kids in developing countries are enduring to make the stuff we buy from places like Walmart.

  6. There's another reason to end child labor worldwide. Disgusting, greedy parents in the third world have 10+ children not out of love, but out of greed. They have lots of children so that they will work and bring in income for the household … and so that the parents can spend that money. Believe it or not, it's true. End child labor and watch the number of children born in the third world dwindle down to one or two at most.

  7. Great video. Obviously there are plenty of people who don't understand NHD and it's restrictions. Great video, great information. I am using it in my 5th grade history class. Thank you for this.

  8. These videos illustrate vividly the kind of thing that I wanted to draw a reader's attention towards in my first two historical fiction novels. What I find frustratingly annoying is when some reviewers complain they could not read much of the dialogue of the characters. In the cause of authenticity I attempted to use what I called "NUTS" i.e. non-uniform text speech when writing their various vernacular or dialectic conversations into the story. I felt it gave a much more accurate sense of "colour" to the tale rather than just the usual narrative descriptions. Just in case anyone is interested the books are titled: The Quarry Bank Runaways and Mules; Masters & Mud. https://www.gjgriffithswriter.com/

  9. I appreciate the information in the video, but I dislike the lack of context. The industrial revolution hard it's hardships, but I think it's important to understand those hardships relative the the burden of the children and their families outside of the industrial picture. Death rates weren't exactly phenomenal before the industrial revolution. Food harvests before the industrial revolution were unpredictable, leading to harsh up and down swings in prices on food which was bad for both food producers as well as all of the consumers.

    It's a difficult balance to find, but I think we need to keep the whole picture in mind when considering subjects such as this. I think while these children did indeed have hard lives compared to modern children, they provided their families with tremendous opportunities. They and their children, after all, are responsible for the world we live in now, that's something to consider a bit more deeply than this video wishes to delve.

  10. I understand the facts and eviedence president in this documentary. But look at our society now compare to before we had the child labor laws. I stay its disgusting to have young children work long hours with no good pay and have protection. At the same time of these private companies were giving good pay and better conditions without the government involment. I think the children would be in a better sitution then now. Now we have people that dont want to work and have the government do for them. We are slowly going into communism in America. Some of these laws were need, but unions have never been the best option.

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