Industrial Revolution: People and Perspectives

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Industrial Revolution: People and Perspectives offers a well-informed look at the impact of new labor practices in the 1800s. It analyzes this pivotal moment in the broader context of the nation's economic development, measuring its consequences for Americans as both workers and consumers in all regions of the country.

Industrial Revolution examines what industrialization meant for American artisans, women workers, slaves, and manufacturers. It shows how this new working world ...

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Overview

Industrial Revolution: People and Perspectives offers a well-informed look at the impact of new labor practices in the 1800s. It analyzes this pivotal moment in the broader context of the nation's economic development, measuring its consequences for Americans as both workers and consumers in all regions of the country.

Industrial Revolution examines what industrialization meant for American artisans, women workers, slaves, and manufacturers. It shows how this new working world led to sharpening class divisions and expanded consumerism. Throughout, groundbreaking social historians draw on 19th-century primary documents and the latest research to show how the Industrial Revolution transformed the life the average American.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Serious effort was made to match the coverage of these volumes to high school curriculum standards. This set is perfect historical analysis beyond the textbook. Each volume is carefully researched and documented. The thoughtful essays, presenting content unavailable in other sources, are ripe for analysis by upper level students. Our AP US History teacher was thrilled to see them! Books contain black and white illustrations. Brief biographies are scattered through the text. Highly recommended.'

Reviewed Together

Cheathem, Mark R., ed. Jacksonian and Antebellum Age: People and Perspectives. Santa Barbara, CA:

ABC-CLIO, 2008. 978-1-59884-017-9. 234p. $85.00. Gr. 10+.

Goloboy, Jennifer L., ed. Industrial Revolution: People and Perspectives. Santa Barbara, CA:

ABC-CLIO, Inc. 2008. 978-1-59884-065-0. 315p. $85.00. Gr. 10+.

Frank, Andrew K., ed. Early Republic: People and Perspectives. Santa Barbara, CA:

ABC-CLIO, Inc. 2009. 978-1-59884-019-3. 300p. $85.00. Gr. 10+.

Grigg, John A., ed. British Colonial America: People and Perspectives. Santa Barbara, CA:

ABC-CLIO, Inc. 2008. 978-1-59884-025-4. 276p. $85.00. Gr. 10+."

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Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

"While certainly useful to scholars, this is a work for a general audience that would be a worthwhile addition to high school and university libraries."

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ARBA

"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 The Industrial Revolution by Lee Wyatt.

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