Other Industry

The Songs and Poems

This category includes the earliest songs about the application of steam power (other than in coal or textiles which are dealt with in separate menu items).

Main Themes and Motifs

Unemployment caused by the adoption of steam power
The social impact of steam power.

Chronology

1790-99  508; 004
1800-09
1810-19
1820-29  019; 558
1830-39  292
1840-49
1850-59
1860-69
1870-79
1880-89

Uncertain: 540

Historical Background

Not ready for publication