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The industrial revolution /
Lee T. Wyatt III.
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
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xix, 263 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0313337691 (alk. paper), 9780313337697 (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
isbn
0313337691 (alk. paper)
9780313337697 (alk. paper)
contents note
Historical overview -- The way we were : on the eve of the industrial revolution -- The agricultural revolution in Great Britain -- The industrial revolution in Great Britain -- The industrial revolution in America -- The industrial revolution on the continent in the late 19th century -- The industrial revolution beyond the West.
catalogue key
6682586
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-253) and index.
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"Goloboy's volume incorporates biographies in the chapters that cover the individual's lifetime, whereas Wyatt offers more detailed biographies in a separate section. Both books detail the lifestyle changes that characterized the era and offer numerous viewpoints on it. They are worthy general purchases depending on need. While Goloboy focuses on the Industrial Revolution in the United States, Wyatt also looks at the period prior to it and addresses global ramifications.' Reviewed with Industrial Revolution: People and Perspectives by Jennifer Goloboy." - School Library Journal
"Goloboy's volume incorporates biographies in the chapters that cover the individual's lifetime, whereas Wyatt offers more detailed biographies in a separate section. Both books detail the lifestyle changes that characterized the era and offer numerous viewpoints on it. They are worthy general purchases depending on need. While Goloboy focuses on the Industrial Revolution in the United States, Wyatt also looks at the period prior to it and addresses global ramifications.' Reviewed with Industrial Revolution: People and PerspectiveS≪/i> by Jennifer Goloboy." - School Library Journal
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The Industrial Revolution that began in Great Britain in the mid 17th century transformed the British economy - and later the economies of Western Europe and the US - from a rural, agricultural system into an industrial society. This text explores the evolution and effects of the Industrial Revolution.
Long Description
The Industrial Revolution that began in Great Britain in the mid-seventeenth century transformed the British economy--and later the economies of Western Europ and the U.S.--from a rural, agricultral system into an industrial society, centered around the factory system of mass production and specialized labor. the right mix of social, political and legal conditions in Britain at the time led to the discovery of labor. The right mix of social, political and legal conditions in Britain at the time led to the discovery of fresh sources of power and energy, and to advances in agriculture, manufacturing, communication and transportation. Notable results included the steam engine, which made possible everything from textile factories to railroads, and, later in the U.S., the cotton gin, electric light, and automobiles. This comprehensive volume explores all these events and more, including the aftermath of the Revolution--its spread beyond Britain and the U.S. to Asia and throughout the world, allowing for a higher standard of living while challenging that standard with increased pollution and health problems, a widened economic and social class gap, and a weakening of traditional family structure. Biographical sketches of key figures, a chronology of events, primary document excerpts from the period, and a print and nonprint source bibliography supplement the work.
Long Description
The Industrial Revolution that began in Great Britain in the mid-seventeenth century transformed the British economyand later the economies of Western Europ and the U.S.from a rural, agricultral system into an industrial society, centered around the factory system of mass production and specialized labor. the right mix of social, political and legal conditions in Britain at the time led to the discovery of labor. The right mix of social, political and legal conditions in Britain at the time led to the discovery of fresh sources of power and energy, and to advances in agriculture, manufacturing, communication and transportation. Notable results included the steam engine, which made possible everything from textile factories to railroads, and, later in the U.S., the cotton gin, electric light, and automobiles. This comprehensive volume explores all these events and more, including the aftermath of the Revolutionits spread beyond Britain and the U.S. to Asia and throughout the world, allowing for a higher standard of living while challenging that standard with increased pollution and health problems, a widened economic and social class gap, and a weakening of traditional family structure. Biographical sketches of key figures, a chronology of events, primary document excerpts from the period, and a print and nonprint source bibliography supplement the work.
Main Description
Explore the evolution and effects of of the Industrial Revolution and its transformation of Great Britain, the U.S., and the rest of the world.
Main Description
The Industrial Revolution that began in Great Britain in the mid-seventeenth century transformed the British economy--and later the economies of Western Europe and the US--from a rural, agricultural system into an industrial society, centered around the factory system of mass production and specialized labor. The right mix of social, political, and legal conditions in Britain at the time led to the discovery of fresh sources of power and energy, and to advances in agriculture, manufacturing, communication, and transportation. Notable results include the steam engine, which made possible everything from textile factories to railroads, and, later in the U.S., the cotton gin, electric light, and automobiles. This comprehensive volume explores all this and more, including the eventual spread of industry to Asia and throughout the world, creating a higher standard of living while challenging that standard with increased pollution, health risks, a greater economic gap, and a weakening of traditional family structure.
Table of Contents
Series Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Chronologyp. xv
Historical Overviewp. 1
The Way We Were: On the Eve of the Industrial Revolutionp. 11
The Agricultural Revolution in Great Britainp. 25
The Industrial Revolution in Great Britainp. 39
The Industrial Revolution in Americap. 79
The Industrial Revolution on the Continent in the Late 19th Centuryp. 119
The Industrial Revolution beyond the Westp. 143
Biographiesp. 157
Primary Documentsp. 205
Annotated Bibliographyp. 243
Indexp. 255
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