The Industrial Revolution: Key Themes and Documents

The Industrial Revolution: Key Themes and Documents


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This concise guide zooms in on the period of American history known as the Industrial Revolution, from its earliest beginnings in the mid-18th century to just after the First World War.

• Presents content and themes aligned with course objectives for students preparing for the AP U.S. history exam

• Includes 15 primary source documents with introductions placing them in their proper historical context

• Features a sample documents-based essay question similar to those found on the AP U.S. history exam

• Supplies top tips for answering documents-based essay questions and an appendix of period learning objectives

• Provides a detailed chronology that links each event to a key theme as well as reference content thematic tagging of entries, documents, and timeline—a unique feature for students

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610699754
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/02/2014
Pages: 303
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

James S. Olson, PhD, is distinguished professor of history at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX.

Shannon L. Kenny is the proprietor of a Santa Barbara-based editorial and writing services agency specializing in history, lifestyle, and travel.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

How to Use this Book ix

Key Themes xi

Introduction xiii

Alphabetical List of Entries xxix

Topical List of Entries xxxiii

List of Primary Documents xxxvii

The Encyclopedia 1

Primary Documents 241

Sample Document-Based Essay Question (DBQ) 261

Top Tips for Answering Document-Based Essay Questions 265

Appendix A Chronology of the Industrial Revolution in America 267

Appendix B Period Learning Objectives for Students 273

Appendix C Listing of Biographical Entries 275

Appendix D Listing of Entries Related to Supreme Court Cases and Acts of Congress 277

Bibliography 279

Index 289

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