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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Stronger than concrete? Why this new material could define our age

<b>(CNN) —</b> If the 19th century belonged to iron and steel and the 20th century belonged to concrete, could timber be the building material of our age?<p>That is the question posed by architect Alison Brooks' "The Smile," which was on display at the Chelsea College of Art and Design as part of this year's …

Skyscrapers

Destroyed By Rockefellers, Mural Trespassed On Political Vision

When Mexican artist Diego Rivera was commissioned in 1932 to do a mural in the middle of Manhattan's Rockefeller Center, some might have wondered whether industrialist tycoon John D. Rockefeller Jr. knew what he was getting into.<p>In 1934, the legendary artist's work was chiseled off the wall.<p>Now, in …

A third industrial revolution

As manufacturing goes digital, it will change out of all recognition, says Paul Markillie. And some of the business of making things will return to …

The Life of the Industrial Worker in Ninteenth-Century England

The physical deterioration of the manufacturing class in England was still noticeable in the 1930s, more than a century after the height of the …

Children in the Industrial Revolution

For one or two minutes think about your lifestyle now. Make a few notes at the back of your exercise book about what you do now, how you spend your …

Photographs concerning labor, housing and social conditions in the United States

Collection History<p>Photographs by the pioneering social photographer Lewis W. Hine (1874-1940) came to the Library primarily in two ways. Romana …

New York Public Library

Behemoth review – a paradise lost to profiteers

The dehumanising impact of coal mining is laid bare in a Chinese documentary whose stunning images speak louder than words<p>There is an extraordinary moment about a third of the way through Zhao Liang’s masterly documentary, <i>Behemoth</i>. The screen goes scarlet. It’s not immediately clear what we are …

How A Famous Muralist Turned Sketches Into A Masterpiece

A walk through the Detroit Institute of Arts’ first major exhibition since the city emerged from bankruptcy in December doesn't just offer a closer …

The Depressing Stories Behind 20 Vintage Child Labor Pictures

Child labor has never been a particularly pretty part of society, but during the industrial revolution, the practice became even uglier than its …

These picture postcards capture the monumental scale of America in the early 20th century

A look back at the future in progress<p>Imagine a time when photographs were still precious. Before television or picture magazines. Before Insta. A …

Art

The Industrial Revolution: Working Class Poverty or Prosperity?

<i>John Majewski is an economics major at the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently serving as a summer intern with the Institute for Humane</i> …

Notable Labor Strikes of the Gilded Age

Strikes have played a significant role in the economic, political, and social life of the United States throughout its history. From strikes by …

Immigrants in their own words: 100 stories

What pushed them away from their first homes, what pulled them to these shores, what new lives are they making in Britain? The Guardian asked immigrants living in the UK to tell us about their experiences. These are their stories

Pioneering Social Reformer Jacob Riis Revealed “How The Other Half Lives” in America

Manhattan

Undocumented Workers Are The Backbone Of Dairies. Will Trump Change That?

"A cow does not take a day off."<p>DANE, Wis. — On a recent summer evening, dozens of farmers, public officials, dairy workers and rural residents took their seats in the lofty pole barn of Ripp’s Dairy Valley farm to talk about the health of Wisconsin’s dairy industry.<p>The main topic of the night, …