This is an excellent overview of industrialization's social impact in Britain. Topics include work and leisure, living and health standards, religion and education, the poor laws, political protests, and crime. Morgan gives lots of good information that could enhance a lecture or serve as the focus of a lesson. He also gives clear and concise evaluations of historiographical debates and problems. The book includes twenty-nine primary documents that could be adapted for classroom use. Because the book was intended for a general audience, the writing is clear and engaging.