Industrial Revolution, The: Key Themes and Documents

Industrial Revolution, The: Key Themes and Documents

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This book is a concise reference source on the era in American history known as the Industrial Revolutiona€”a period characterized by urbanization, mass immigration, organization of labor, and an immense gap between wealthy industrialists and the poor. It serves as an ideal resource for students preparing to take the AP U.S. history exam as well as being useful to undergraduates and anyone interested in this important period. Using encyclopedic entries on important events, key people, and trends of the time, the era is examined through the exploration of key themes such as agriculture, business, economy, finance, labor, and politics. Other features of the book include sample documents-based essay questions, rigorous thematic tagging of encyclopedic entries, a detailed chronology, and primary source documentsa€”all of which guide readers through the material and aid in their comprehension of the Industrial Revolution's historical significance. Content covers factories, mass production, the progressive movement, muckrakers, populists, laissez-faire economics, social Darwinism, and robber barons, among other topics.Although imposing chronological and thematic parameters on an event of such magnitude and such diverse ... The Introduction provides a summary of the history of the Industrial Revolution in the United States during the late ... The book also includes a chronology of significant events, a range of primary-source documents from the era, a sample Document-Based Essay Question (DBQ) similar to thoseanbsp;...

Title:Industrial Revolution, The: Key Themes and Documents
Author:James S. Olson
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2014-12-02


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