<ul><li>_THIS IS A VIEW OF MANCHESTER, CALLED THE “COTTONOPOLIS”. AN EXAMPLE OF HOW MUCH CITIES GREW IN AN INDUSTRIAL WAY. </li></ul>
<ul><ul><li>- Mills employed children and women, the cheaper workers in society. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>_Workers in mills worked in very hard conditions. </li></ul>
<ul><li>With the high demand for workers, families sent children to the factories and mines so they could earn more money. </li></ul>
-Children were easily controlled. - Children worked in mills since very early age. - They were used as a tool to clean machines
<ul><li>- 86% of British workers were under 14 years old. </li></ul>
<ul><li>-The terrible hard conditions and the dust everywhere made then insane. </li></ul>
<ul><li>-This is a photo taken by a French journalist that shows a group of 9 year-old-boys having a rest after a hard work in the deep dark mine. </li></ul>
<ul><li>-”workers” waiting for the salary. </li></ul>
<ul><li>-This bad conditions were the consequences of many deformities and diseases in children. </li></ul><ul><li>-Like an example: </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Hebergam, who because of working among dust he started to have problems in his lungs and he started to have problems in his arms because he had to pull heavy baskets full of cotton. </li></ul>
Women were treated badly too. Some of them used to go to work being pregnant.
-Poor workers had to live in slums near insane mills so the atmosphere was terrible because of the smoke in the air and the dust.
-Orphans, widows and every poor person lived in “ workhouses”. Buildings where the housing conditions were a perfect cluster for diseases .