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December 8, 1999
Concerns over working conditions, child labor and industrial harm to the environment fueled recent protests at the World Trade Organization Summit in Seattle, but these are issues that have roots in the Industrial Revolution of 200 years ago. The Industrial Age, which began in England in the mid-1700s, moved workers from farms to factories as technological advances such as the water loom, steam engine and mass production transformed the way people work.
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