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Seth Koven: High School Teachers Institute

Friday, September 30, 2022, 09:00am - 02:30pm


The Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis


“Class, Race, Gender, and Empire in the Making of the British Industrial Revolution”

Friday, September 30, 2022

9a - 2:30p, AB 6051

Seth Koven, Distinguished Professor, Department of History, Rutgers University

Steam engines, factories, coal and textiles are part of any historical reckoning about how and why Britain became the world's first great industrial capitalist economy.  This seminar will also show why Caribbean slavery, sugar, Indian opium, and the labor of poor women and children were no less important in the making of the so-called Industrial Revolution.  The seminar will explore the emergence of the concept of the "Industrial Revolution," the many ways in which scholars have approached it while also using primary sources drawn from across the globe to link together British, imperial and global histories.