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Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32 (11:04)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 00:18 How is the Industrial Revolution different from other revolutions, like the American, French, Latin American, and Haitian revolutions?
  2. 01:48 What kind of work did most people do before the Industrial Revolution?
  3. 02:15 What is the definition of the Industrial Revolution?
  4. 02:30 When and where did the Industrial Revolution begin?
  5. 04:10 What is Eurocentrism and why have explanations for the Industrial Revolution sometimes been called Eurocentric?
  6. 05:50 Why have some historians criticized the Eurocentric focus on cultural superiority?
  7. 07:05 If cultural superiority can’t explain why the Industrial Revolution began in England, what other factors might explain it?
  8. 08:15 Why were wages so important?