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The industrial revolution

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The industrial revolution : history, documents, and key questions

Horn, Jeff, (Historian), author.

Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]

1 online resource (187 pages).

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"The Industrial Revolution remains one of the most transformative events in world history. It forever changed the economic landscape and gave birth to the modern world as we know it. The content and primary documents within The Industrial Revolution: History, Documents, and Key Questions provide key historical background of the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States, enable students to gain unique insights into life during the period, and allow readers to perceive the similarities to developments in society today with ongoing advances in current science and technology. Roughly 50 reference entries provide essential information about the most important people and developments related to the Industrial Revolution, including Richard Arkwright, coal, colonialism, cotton, the factory system, pollution, railroads, and the steam engine. Each entry provides information that gives readers a sense of the importance of the topic within a historical and societal perspective. For example, the coverage of movements during the Industrial Revolution explains the origin of each, including when it was established, and by whom; its significance; and the social context in which the movement was formed. Each entry cites works for further reading to help users learn more about specific topics"--Provided by publisher.

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Horn (history, Manhattan Coll.) and various contributors explore key points of the Industrial Revolution and its far-reaching effects on the economy and lifestyles of Europe and the world from 1624 to 1870. The book includes a time line; a five-page overview; around 50 topical entries of people, concepts, and key events; and primary source documents, such as an excerpt from a Lowell Mill girl's diary and Adam Smith's thoughts on the division of labor. Articles are tightly written and to the point, each followed by cross-references and further reading. The concluding section asks three "Key Questions" and provides responses with differing points of view. VERDICT Useful for high school and college assignments, these entries may find readership among history buffs in public libraries as well. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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