A Christmas Carol
Charles dickens was one of the most famous writers of the 1800's. He wrote a total of 34 books in his life span from Feb 7, 1812 to June 9 1870, including the famous "A Christmas Carol". He chose to write this book because of the terrible conditions suffered by the poor in Victorian England.
By the 1800's people designed faster processes in both manufacturing and transportation. The most important of the changes that brought the Industrial Revolution were the invention of machines to do the work of hand tools, the use of steam, and the adoption of the factory system.
This Era was known as the Victorian Age because Queen Victoria was the last monarch of the House of Hanover, the period of her reign from 1837 to 1901. During Victoria's reign, Britain covered on fifth of Earth's mass. At this time Victoria ruled a quarter of the worlds population.
Child Labor/ Poverty
During the industrial Revolution children in Great Britain along with the U.S., were forced to work in factories and shops in harsh conditions to help them and their families survive. Poverty played a huge roll in child labor, in fact at the beginning of the 19th century, children at the age of 4 had work hours of at least 16 hours. At this time children made up one fourth of the total work force in the cotton mills of Great Britain.