The steam engine is an innovation that had lasting effects on the industrial revolution in Britain and the modern era. Utilizing the properties of steam, thermal energy could be converted to work in a system. However, it is important to consider how this idea resulted in what we all think about today: the Watt engine. […]
Nice job including causes and effects of the major increase of population. Specifically, I like how you mentioned the Agricultural Revolution as an important cause. Higher birth rate and lower death rate were the largest contributions to the populati…
One of the most popular and heavily discussed historic inventions was the steam engine. However, the invention of the steam engine is mistakenly credited to James Watt. In reality, the development of the steam engine took place over many years and was approached by many people. Thomas Survey and Thomas Newcomen are two examples of …
Thank you for a succinct post! I also read your post before reading the chapter; it is flabbergasting that war was actually the cause of the collapse of Medieval society. The plague is certainly portrayed as being the cause, probably because people are fascinated by it (the same reason people watch scary movies/can’t look away from gross things, etc if you follow my train of thought). I also wonder what the correlation between the rampant disease and the wars was: the sheer number of casualties from both causes, even over a few centuries, would definitely upset any sort of balance in society. I also did not really grasp the extent of the wars during this time period until I realized that this was the era of the Hundred Years’ War. Once that was contextualized, it put into perspective what people at the time were living through, not just for one lifetime but also over the course of multiple generations.
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Nicely done here. I think you’ve really captured the material and have explained it quite clear. I appreciate the maps. If you would like more, check out this article on eighteenth century British population growth.
Great job here. Your prose is clear and concise, and I learned a lot from reading this blog post. Nicely done! I am curious on how the enclosure acts furthered the industrial revolution. If you have the spare time, check out this article which…
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