The Industrial Revolution
The living conditions were horrible for the poorest people. People went to live in “poor houses", set up by the government. They were designed as a harsh place to keep people away from thinking that the government would provide for them. The husbands and wives were separated and were considered as inmates just like in prisons. Even with the terrible conditions the number inmate's still increased.
Working Class Families and the Role of Women
The Industrial working class families served as a purpose to raise money for their families. Even children worked to support for their family. The women and children struggled in the working conditons.