Spanish society in the 19th century
By Markel Azkarate
Economy and industrialistion
Most of the population still worked in the fields, England or Germany used advanced machinery.
The railway, didn´t appear until the second half of the century.
The steam locomotive and steamship, main forms of transport. The first train line, Barcelona and Mataró, 1848.
The Industrial Revolution brought serious social problems such as harsh working conditions and child explotation. In rural areas, the peasants lived in extreme poverty. The reason for the political demands.
The cities had poor neighbourhoods with bad living conditions. The poorest lower class, like factory workers, live here.