Spanish society in the 19th century
Economic and social transformation were bringing closer
Economy and industrialisation
The Industrial Revolution was late and slow and only arrived in places like Basque Country, Catalonia and large cities.
Most of the population still worked in the fields with underdeveloped technology, wheareas coutries like England or German used advanced machinery and were much productive.
Modern forms of transport.
The bourgesie became the dominant social class.
The industrial Revolution brought serious social problems such harsh working and even child explotayion.
Art and culture
The majorty of the population was literate.
At the begining of the century, this style reflected the revolutionary atmosphere and faraway places
In the midle of the centur, realist writers and painters decided to show the most disadvantaged aspects of the industrial society.