Industrial Revolution

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  • Edition: Illus.
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-01
  • Publisher: Shell Education
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The Industrial Revolution began in Great Britain during the 1700s and spread to America in the early 1800s as the colonies formed and grew. Industrialism provided the means for development and expansion in America as life transitioned from rural beginnings to large cities. Industry was a large factor for innovation and employment at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

The Birth of the Industrial Revolutionp. 4
America Joins the Revolutionp. 6
Coal, Factories, and Cottonp. 8
An Invention Conventionp. 10
Take Me to the Bank!p. 12
Wealthy Industrialistsp. 14
It Stinks in the Sweatshopsp. 16
Taking Advantage of Immigrant Laborp. 18
The Laboring Childp. 20
Trust Bustingp. 22
Labor Unions Get Their Startp. 24
Troubled Times for Unionsp. 26
Muckrakers Target Big Businessesp. 28
Glossaryp. 30
Indexp. 31
Image Creditsp. 32
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