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Roles of women in the industrial revolution

middle class vs. upper class

meredith lang

on 23 June 2011

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Transcript of Roles of women in the industrial revolution

How did the role of women in the middle class compare to the upper class during the Industrial Revolution? Middle Class Women Women/girls in Victorian, England have little to do except entertaining and embroidery Upper Class Women Middle Class women worked harder than Upper Class women Educational and political privileges belonged largely to the upper class Marie Curie Born in Poland; 1867 Original name was Marya Salomee Sklodowska Discovered the elements Polonium and Radium Awaded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1903 2nd Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1911 Most famous women scientist during the Industrial Revolution She was part of the Industrial Revolution Women mostly found jobs in domestic service, textile factories, and piece workshops.
Also in coal mines Upper class women mostly had the job of being a good housewife. They didn't really have to work Queen Victoria didn't want women to have the same rights as men She thought that they should only be wives and work at home as mothers Upper class woman sat at home drinking tea and taking care of the children. Upper Class women thought they were better because they had a high education Bibliography:
www.schoolshistory.org.uk/Industrial Revolution/women and children.htm
World History - Continuity and Change By: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. Copy right - 1997
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