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The ‘Industrial Revolution” article elaborates on the transitioning of England’s economy. The paper delves intro provide details on the facilitating factor of industrialism which is capitalism in terms of production. The main industry that was involved in the revolution was the cloth production whose wealth was resourceful in the generation of capital. The reason for the transformation is attributed to the fragmentation of the political powers, which allowed merchants to trade within the region as well restricting their access to land. The second topic that is discussed within the paper is transformation of England and its English people. Concerning economic progression, the issue that remains persistent is the manner in which England was able to transform from an agricultural based economy characterized by sheep rearing to wool production, which later on drew merchants and financiers. The article provides intricate details on this meteoric economic transition. Concerning the competitive aspect in the economic markets in England, the reader is provided with information about the Indian and Dutch immigrants who were involved in the textile industry business and trade. On a closer look, one is able to distinguish the competitive advantage each competitor possessed as they sought to dominate the textile industry in England. The author highlights on the major issues that stemmed from mechanization. At this point, the reader is educated on machinery in the textile industry for manufacturing clothes and cotton products.

The article “Europe and The People without History” commences with an introduction on interconnectedness of the human race and the processes that entail this co-relational interaction. This part of the article provides details on the development of social hierarchies and communities that have enhanced the manner in which human beings connect through interactions, norms, and beliefs. The second part of the article discusses on the introduction of social science. The reader is able to decipher the varied entities that exist in terms of cultures, which are defined but external boundaries and internal architecture. The author discusses on the turning point that facilitated the split of human kind in to varied communities throughout the globe. He goes further to provide reasons for the split and hence justifying it as a mean of enhancing the human social relations. From an economic angle, the author educates the reader of the studies conducted by earlier sociologist on the important of social relations as part of a driving force for the political economy. Through this, one is able to learn the elemental components that bind social structures.

Based on the information presented in the articles, it is valid to state that the authors have directed their focus on educating the readers as well as the target audience on the social and economical transformations that have occurred through history to the modern day. The material serves as educative elements that not only provide the fact on the subject matter but also combines sociological and economic studies to justify the stages of transformation the global community has undergone. The reader should be able to understand the chronological events that led to the severance or alienation of the social element from the ideological, economic, and political contexts found within varied societies. In my personal opinion, the separation of disciplines serves as a historic marker that divided the societal elements that constitute the fabric of the community. This concept has been embraced to the recent day thus justifying this historic occurrence.