Coal Mining—Powering the Revolution
Lecture no. 7 from the course: The Industrial Revolution
Taught by Professor Patrick N. Allitt | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Rising demand for coal and improvements in mining technology transformed coal mining into a large-scale capitalist enterprise. Dive into one of the most dangerous jobs in the world, see what problems miners had to overcome, and examine some of the solutions. Learn about steam engines, safety lamps, ventilation, and more.