The U.S. Industrial Revolution

The U.S. Industrial Revolution

by Robert Grayson

Hardcover(Library Binding)



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616136871
Publisher: Abdo Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: Essential Events Set 5 Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A Revolution Begins 6

Chapter 2 Life before the Industrial Revolution 14

Chapter 3 Textiles in America 24

Chapter 4 Transportation Improvements 30

Chapter 5 Big Business 42

Chapter 6 American Ingenuity 52

Chapter 7 The Communications Boom 66

Chapter 8 Working Conditions 76

Chapter 9 The Effects of Industrialization 88

Timeline 96

Essential Facts 100

Additional Resources 102

Glossary 104

Source Notes 106

Index 108

About the Author 112

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