Industrial Revolution In America: Communications, Agriculture And Meatpacking, Overview/Comparison, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1851097244
  • ISBN-13: 9781851097241
  • DDC: 630.973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1500 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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The Industrial Revolution began in Europe but really caught fire in the United States, sparked by abundant natural resources, an engaged government and entrepreneurial class, and an energized and ambitious population. These forces came together most dramatically in the communications and food industries, where the United States introduced innovations that transformed the entire world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Introduction.
Introductory Note.
Notes on Contributors.
1: Origins and Development.
2: Innovations and Inventions.
3: Major Entrepreneurs and Companies.
4: Lives of the Workforce.
5: Labor Organizations and Reform Movements.
6: Environmental Impact.
7: Immigration's Impact.
8: Societal Impact of the Industry.
9: Gilded Age Art and Literature.
10: Communications in the Modern Era.
Volume 1 Index.