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Question: TMA 04 What part did slavery play in the emergence of an industrial and a consumer society in Britain in the period 1700-1820? Mark 87%

A200 Exploring History: Medieval to Modern 1400-1900 Level 2 Year 2


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Answer: The emergence of the industrialisation of society and the consumer movement during the years 1700-1820 can be explained by the trade, wealth and capital generated by the use of slaves. It is necessary to look at both the industrial society and consumer society as entities with a common root. Would the development of an emerging domestic British industrial and consumer society have occurred without slavery and the trade, capital and wealth it generated? The slave trade has been discussed by many historians and commentators and it is the views of these and others that can be reviewed to allow a synthesis of concepts. Analysis of the numerical data from the time will also give an
important insight into the slave trades part in this and the focus on sugar will most heavily reflect the impact of the trade.

The industrial society that emerged in the 1700-1820 time period in Britain was a ...(short extract)

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  • Subject: History
  • Course: A200 Exploring history: medieval to modern 1400-1900
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 87%
  • Words: 1979
  • Date submitted: August 11, 2019
  • Date written: January, 2017
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8706

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