Industrial Revolution Reference Library, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787665126
  • ISBN-13: 9780787665128
  • DDC: 330.9
  • Shipping Weight: 4.35 lbs ( 1.97 kgs)
  • 662 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2003 | Published



Launched in Great Britain in the mid-18th century, the Industrial Revolution transformed much of the world from a simple agricultural society into a complex industrial society. U·X·L®'s Industrial Revolution Reference Librarycovers the ideas and social turmoil that marked this transition as well as the machines, manufacturing processes and energy sources that spurred it on. Industrial Revolution: Almanac includes approximately 12 thematic chapters and research and activity ideas. Industrial Revolution: Biographies profiles approximately 30 of the major figures of the period. Arranged thematically, Industrial Revolution: Primary Sources includes excerpts from speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts, novels, poems, memoirs and other documents from the era.

For table of contents, sample pages or other volume specific information see the entry for the Almanac, Biographies or Primary Sources.

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"This is an excellent adjunct to American and world history units and classes on economics and labor movements. The primary documents meet the needs of student researchers. Recommended for school and public libraries."--Booklist (January 2004)

— Booklist

"...classes studying the Industrial Revolution should find this set, especially the Primary Sources volume, invaluable. Recommended."--Library Media Connection (March 2004)

— Library Media Connection

"Like other sets in the UXL history series for middle school through high school, each volume in this offering Almanac, Biographies, and Primary Sources can be purchased separately. The set covers the first, English phase of the Industrial Revolution as well as the second phase, which occurred mainly in continental Europe and the U.S."--Booklist, Twenty Best Bets for Student Researchers (September 2004)

— Booklist

"The individual volumes can stand alone, each with its own index and bibliography, but the Almanac is the most comprehensive. It is an attractive, well-organized, and easy-to-read examination of the Industrial Revolution, accessible to the middle school student. Libraries with a need for broader coverage of the topic should consider the full set, which makes the most of tying primary sources and people to historical events."--VOYA (April 2004)


"A straightforward, useful resource... Students and teachers will appreciate how information is pulled together in this coherent source."--School Library Journal (December 2003)

— School Library Journal