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12

The Railway Revolution

Lecture no. 12 from the course: The Industrial Revolution

The Railway Revolution

Taught by Professor Patrick N. Allitt | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

See how British companies privately financed and built a national railroad system, and consider what it meant for the nation’s future. In addition to enabling faster communications, economic stimulus, and a boost to employment, the railroads affected the world of architecture, inspired the building of towns, and created a managerial class in the workforce.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Industrialization Is Good for You
Industrialization Is Good for You
0 of 31 min
2
Image of Why Was Britain First?
Why Was Britain First?
0 of 28 min
3
Image of The Agricultural Revolution
The Agricultural Revolution
0 of 31 min
4
Image of Cities and Manufacturing Traditions
Cities and Manufacturing Traditions
0 of 31 min
5
Image of The Royal Shipyards
The Royal Shipyards
0 of 30 min
6
Image of The Textile Industry
The Textile Industry
0 of 29 min
7
Image of Coal Mining—Powering the Revolution
Coal Mining—Powering the Revolution
0 of 30 min
8
Image of Iron—Coking and Puddling
Iron—Coking and Puddling
0 of 27 min
9
Image of Wedgwood and the Pottery Business
Wedgwood and the Pottery Business
0 of 31 min
10
Image of Building Britain’s Canals
Building Britain’s Canals
0 of 31 min
11
Image of Steam Technology and the First Railways
Steam Technology and the First Railways
0 of 29 min
12
Image of The Railway Revolution
The Railway Revolution
0 of 31 min
13
Image of Isambard Kingdom Brunel—Master Engineer
Isambard Kingdom Brunel—Master Engineer
0 of 30 min
14
Image of The Machine-Tool Makers
The Machine-Tool Makers
0 of 31 min
15
Image of The Worker's-Eye View
The Worker's-Eye View
0 of 32 min
16
Image of Poets, Novelists, and Factories
Poets, Novelists, and Factories
0 of 31 min
17
Image of How Industry Changed Politics
How Industry Changed Politics
0 of 31 min
18
Image of Dismal Science—The Economists
Dismal Science—The Economists
0 of 31 min
19
Image of American Pioneers—Whitney and Lowell
American Pioneers—Whitney and Lowell
0 of 31 min
20
Image of Steamboats and Factories in America
Steamboats and Factories in America
0 of 32 min
21
Image of Why Europe Started Late
Why Europe Started Late
0 of 28 min
22
Image of Bismarck, De Lesseps, and Eiffel
Bismarck, De Lesseps, and Eiffel
0 of 31 min
23
Image of John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil
John D. Rockefeller and Standard Oil
0 of 28 min
24
Image of Andrew Carnegie and American Steel
Andrew Carnegie and American Steel
0 of 30 min
25
Image of American Industrial Labor
American Industrial Labor
0 of 28 min
26
Image of Anglo-American Contrasts
Anglo-American Contrasts
0 of 30 min
27
Image of Electric Shocks and Surprises
Electric Shocks and Surprises
0 of 30 min
28
Image of Mass-Producing Bicycles and Cars
Mass-Producing Bicycles and Cars
0 of 30 min
29
Image of Taking Flight—The Dream Becomes Reality
Taking Flight—The Dream Becomes Reality
0 of 29 min
30
Image of Industrial Warfare, 1914–1918
Industrial Warfare, 1914–1918
0 of 32 min
31
Image of Expansion and the Great Depression
Expansion and the Great Depression
0 of 30 min
32
Image of Mass Production Wins World War II
Mass Production Wins World War II
0 of 29 min
33
Image of The Information Revolution
The Information Revolution
0 of 28 min
34
Image of Asian Tigers—The New Industrialized Nations
Asian Tigers—The New Industrialized Nations
0 of 27 min
35
Image of Environmental Paradoxes
Environmental Paradoxes
0 of 32 min
36
Image of The Benign Transformation
The Benign Transformation
0 of 32 min

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