Industrial Revolution Sources


Primary Sources

Industrial Revolution - Modern History Sourcebook

Fordham University provides a list of links to online primary sources from the modern era.

UK National Archives

The British archive website provides the following categories:

Public Health and Epidemics

Poverty and the Poor Laws

London Lives 1690 - 1800

Contains documentary material of thousands of Londoners, including both plebeians and the officers who manned the institutions of government and social welfare.

The Railway System

This is a site created by an American college and has great links to primary sources and research data.

Revolutionary Players

This website provides lots of primary sources relating to major personalities of the British Industrial Revolution. It has painstakingly collected digitised prints, paintings, drawings, objects, buildings, letters, maps, plans, newspapers and other printed materials for use by teachers and students.


Secondary Sources

JSTOR

An online academic database used by universities worldwide that is a superb resource for History students. To view full articles, you will require membership.

Google Scholar

This searches internet sites for academic articles and books. It often only provides one or two pages, but it is often enough to find quotes and bibliographical details.


JURN Search Engine

Search millions of free academic articles, chapters, and theses.