A Christmas Carol Background
Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England. His father wasn't good with money so they went to a debtors prison and Charles had to work in a shoeshine factory. He was the best author of the Victorian Area. He visited America and he hated it and soon after many in America hated him after he told what he thought of it there.
Industrialization was when things are made by machine instead of by hand. During industrialization many people went to work in the factories for little pay and bad work conditions. Many women and children were sent to work in these factories by their parents so they could earn a wage and send it home.
The Victorian Era began when queen Victoria came into rule at the age of 18. It brought upon many changes in technology and medicine. The Victorian Era saw the start of the industrial revolution that would permanently change the way things are made. It also saw many advances in medicine such as the discovery of bacteria and sterilization in hospitals.