The Student Page
Resources for history students and teachers
The History Today Student Page offers an expert guide to some of the key areas of study at schools and colleges in Britain and beyond. These essays and articles, taken from the pages of our now-defunct title History Review provide a balanced introduction to some of the major historical subjects.
On this page you'll also find resources and advice on essay-writing, research and other skills
Spotlight On: The Industrial Revolution
A selection of articles from the pages of History Review and History Today on the Industrial Revolution.
Edward Royle explains how labels were used in early industrial Britain for propaganda rather than description.
Barrie Trinder examines the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.
K.Z. Cieszkowski on the visual chronicler of scentific and industrial developments in the 18th century Midlands.
Kenneth J. Baird examines change and continuity in 19th-century British social history.
Class and Common Interest
R.J. Morris begins the second part of our special feature on the Industrial Revolution, asking what were the effects of the Industrial Revolution on class and class consciousness in Britain?
Cottage Industry and the Factory System
The Industrial Revolution was one of the greatest discontinuities in history. It still generates lively debate. Why did it begin in Britain when it did? How quickly and decisively did it transform industrial technology, class relations and living standards?
Toil and Technology in Britain and America
Martin Daunton explores 19th century production on both sides of the Atlantic.
More on: Industrial Revolution
Essay and Exam Advice
Elliot Richman provides a useful strategy for the ultimate test.
The former editor of History Review,Robert Pearce gives his personal view.
Drawing on classroom experience, Viv Sanders offers advice and seeks answers.
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