eBook The Industrial Revolution: Key Themes and Documents, 1st Edition

  • James S. Olson Sam Houston State University
  • Shannon Venable
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  • ISBN-10: 1610699769
  • ISBN-13: 9781610699761
  • DDC: 330.9
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

This book is a concise reference source on the era in American history known as the Industrial Revolution—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 a sample document-based essay question similar to those found on the AP US history exam, rigorous thematic tagging of encyclopedic entries, a detailed chronology, and primary source documents—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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
How to Use This Book.
Key Themes.
Introduction.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
List of Primary Documents.
1: Agricultural Revolution.
2: Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers of the United States.
3: American Federation of Labor.
4: American Railway Union.
5: American System.
6: Antitrust.
7: Armour, Philip Danforth.
8: Automobile.
9: Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Co. (1922).
10: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
11: Bank of the United States.
12: Bell, Alexander Graham.
13: Bellamy, Edward.
14: Bessemer Process.
15: Bimetallism.
16: Bryan, William Jennings.
17: Canals.
18: Capitalism.
19: Carnegie, Andrew.
20: Central Pacific Railroad.
21: Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Company v. Minnesota (1890).
22: Child Labor.
23: Chrysler, Walter Percy.
24: Civil War.
25: Clay, Henry.
26: Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914.
27: Coal.
28: Commerce Clause.
29: Contracts Clause.
30: Cooper, Peter.
31: Corporation.
32: Cotton Gin.
33: Coxey’s Army.
34: Crocker, Charles.
35: Croly, Herbert David.
36: Cumberland Road.
37: Debs, Eugene Victor.
38: Deere, John.
39: Depression of 1893.
40: Donnelly, Ignatius.
41: Du Pont, Pierre.
42: Duke, James Buchanan.
43: Durant, William Crapo.
44: Duryea Brothers.
45: Eastman, George.
46: Edison, Thomas Alva.
47: Election of 1860.
48: Election of 1896.
49: Election of 1912.
50: Electricity.
51: Ely, Richard T..
52: Erie Canal.
53: Factory.
54: Federal Reserve Act of 1913.
55: Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914.
56: Field, Cyrus West.
57: Firestone, Harvey Samuel.
58: Ford, Henry.
59: Ford Motor Company.
60: Frick, Henry Clay.
61: Frontier Thesis.
62: General Electric Corporation.
63: General Motors Corporation.
64: George, Henry.
65: Gibbons v. Ogden (1824).
66: Gold Standard Act of 1900.
67: Gompers, Samuel.
68: Gould, Jay.
69: Granger Laws.
70: Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company.
71: Great Migration, The.
72: Great Northern Railway.
73: Greenback-Labor Party.
74: Hammer v. Dagenhart (1918).
75: Hard Money.
76: Harriman, Edward Henry.
77: Haymarket Riot.
78: Hill, James Jerome.
79: Hoe, Richard March.
80: Holding Company.
81: Homestead Strike.
82: Hopkins, Mark.
83: Horizontal Integration.
84: Howe, Elias.
85: Hydroelectric Power.
86: Immigration.
87: In re Debs (1895).
88: Industrial Workers of the World.
89: Infrastructure.
90: Injunction.
91: Intellectual Property Rights.
92: Interlocking Directorate.
93: Internal Improvements.
94: Internal-Combustion Engine.
95: Interstate Commerce Commission.
96: Jones, Mary Harris (“Mother Jones”).
97: Knights of Labor.
98: Laissez-Faire.
99: Light Bulb.
100: Lochner v. New York (1905).
101: Marshall, John.
102: Mass Production.
103: McCormick, Cyrus Hall.
104: Meat Inspection Act of 1906.
105: Meat-Packing Industry.
106: Mesabi Range.
107: Molly Maguires.
108: Monopoly.
109: Morgan, John Pierpont.
110: Morse, Samuel Finley Breese.
111: Muckrakers.
112: Muller v. Oregon (1908).
113: Munn v. Illinois (1877).
114: National Association of Manufacturers.
115: National Banking Act of 1864.
116: National Labor Union.
117: New Freedom.
118: New Nationalism.
119: New South.
120: New York Central Railroad.
121: Northern Pacific Railway.
122: Ocala Platform.
123: Ohio and Erie Canal.
124: Oil Well.
125: Otis, Elisha Graves.
126: Panic of 1819.
127: Panic of 1837.
128: Panic of 1857.
129: Panic of 1873.
130: Panic of 1907.
131: Pennsylvania Railroad.
132: Petroleum.
133: Pool.
134: Populists.
135: Precision Lathe.
136: Printing Press.
137: Progressive Movement.
138: Pujo Committee.
139: Pullman, George Mortimer.
140: Pullman Strike.
141: Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906.
142: Railroad Brotherhoods.
143: Railroad Strike of 1877.
144: Railroads.
145: Rebate.
146: Refrigeration.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James S. Olson

James Olson has been chair of the history department at Sam Houston State University since 1988. Recipient of the university's Excellence in Teaching and Excellence in Research awards in past years, Dr. Olson last year was named Distinguished Professor, the highest academic rank in the university. He currently teaches courses on the Vietnam War, World War II, and a variety of other topics in twentieth-century American history. Dr. Olson is the author, co-author, or editor of over twenty books, including THE ETHNIC DIMENSION IN U.S. HISTORY; SAVING CAPITALISM: THE RECONSTRUCTION FINANCE CORPORATION AND THE NEW DEAL, 1933-1940; CATHOLIC IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICA; WINNING IS THE ONLY THING: SPORTS IN AMERICA SINCE 1945; and WHERE THE DOMINO FELL: AMERICAN AND VIETNAM, 1945 to 1990. His most recent book, JOHN WAYNE: AMERICAN, co-authored with Randy Roberts, has attracted major public as well as scholarly attention and recently won the National Book Award of the Popular Culture Association. He is currently finishing a history of breast cancer.