The Industrial Revolution through Folk Song

Bev & Jerry Praver
Music 1 – Rm 215 / 12:00 - 1:00

Using folk songs, this workshop will trace the history of the industrial revolution from the making of textiles in farm houses in England to the appearance of modern factories. Topics include the first textile mills in England, child labor, the rise of the industrial revolution in America, the arrival of steam power, and the effects of automation and foreign competition.