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The Internet contains a wealth of information, but sometimes it's a little tricky to find what you need. Whether you are researching a specific topic, completing an assigned activity, or simply trying to learn more about the world around you, your search can begin sooner than you think!

By using the preselected Web sites provided below you will be able to narrow your search, answer assigned questions, and save precious time. Simply follow the links to find valuable research materials and activity support. There's a lot of information in here, happy hunting!

Section 1: The Beginnings of Industrialization

Women of the Industrial Revolution http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/ lesson7.html
An examination of the condition of women during the Industrial Revolution in Britain with numerous historical documents, including primary source testimonies.

The Industrial Revolution http://encarta.msn.com/ encyclopedia_761577952/ Industrial_Revolution.html
Encyclopedia article from Encarta detailing the Industrial Revolution.

Section 2: Patterns of Change Case Study: Industrialization, Manchester

How the Other Half Lives http://www.cis.yale.edu/ amstud/ inforev/ riis/ title.html
Fully reprinted hypertext edition of the book published in 1890 by Jacob Riis. Includes illustrations and table of contents.

The Origins of the Industrial Revolution in England http://www.historyguide.org/ intellect/ lecture17a.html
A detailed article about early industry in England and the important figures behind the movement.

Section 3: Industrialization Spreads

Wake Up, America http://www.pbs.org/ wnet/ historyofus/ web04/ index.html
From the PBS series Freedom: A History of US. This webisode describes the industrial revolution in America.

All Change in the Victorian Age http://www.bbc.co.uk/ history/ british/ victorians/ speed_01.shtml
Articles on changes during the Victorian Age sparked by the Industrial Revolution.

Section 4: An Age of Reform

The Marx and Engels Internet Archive http://www.marxists.org/ archive/ marx/
Biographies, photographs, text archives, and a search engine highlight this site devoted to these architects of communism.

William IV and the First Reform Act 1832 http://news.bbc.co.uk/ 2/hi/ programmes/ bbc_parliament/ 3159652.stm
Description of the First Reform Act in Britain, which extended voting rights and redistributed Parliamentary seats more fairly.