November 5, 2008 GenEd 111 Faunce The first major issue that impacted the Industrial revolution was the role of women and the movements women made during this era. This time period in Britain was known as the Victorian period, between the years of 1850 and 1873 (Church 71). During the Industrial revolution, women were given few opportunities to work. The jobs offered consisted of hard working labor. It was often found in Britain that women were working in the coal mines with their husbands, completing tasks never thought to be done by the female gender. Women as well as children were given the opportunity to operate machinery used for production. With this change in society, great increases in women were implemented into the workforce, which was unusual prior to the Industrial Revolution. “The women were called upon to help the men in making hay, scare birds, spin wool, carry loaves or whatever ancillary task was required to keep the main breadwinner fully occupied” (Chamberlin 67). “This allowed the men to primarily focus on the task to cut coal, instead of cutting the coal and then having to transfer the cut coal to the pit-head” (Chamberlin 67). This and machinery increased men’s and women’s salaries and introduced the idea of men and women working together. Annotated Bibliography Church , R A. The Great Victorian Boom 1850-1873. London: MACMILLAN EDUCATION LTD, 1975. This source was somewhat helpful to my paper. I got most of my information from the other two books I used, just because they were so informational. I started off using this book, searching for quotes and found the one quote, which I inserted into my paper that was helpful in supporting the women’s movement. This is a much credited source and even though I didn’t take much out of this book, it added just what I needed to acheive an accomplished paper.