Industrial Revolution: People and Perspectives

Industrial Revolution: People and Perspectives

by Jennifer Lee Goloboy
     
 

This volume in the Perspectives in American Social History series reveals the long reach of the Industrial Revolution into the work lives and self-perceptions of average Americans.

• Primary documents including Alexander Hamilton's "Report on Manufactures," poetry from the labor newspaper, The Voice of Industry, and William Gregg's "Practical

Overview

This volume in the Perspectives in American Social History series reveals the long reach of the Industrial Revolution into the work lives and self-perceptions of average Americans.

• Primary documents including Alexander Hamilton's "Report on Manufactures," poetry from the labor newspaper, The Voice of Industry, and William Gregg's "Practical Results of Southern Manufactures"

• A chronology highlighting key developments in the Industrial Revolution, including the invention of the cotton gin, the steamship, the telegraph, and the sewing machine

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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." - 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. - School Library Journal

"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+." - Pennsylvania School Librarians Association

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598840650
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Series:
Perspectives in American Social History Series
Pages:
315
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer L. Goloboy, PhD, is an independent scholar based in Minneapolis, MN, specializing in the history of the early American middle class.

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