Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in America

Encyclopedia of the Industrial Revolution in America

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This ready-reference encyclopedia offers in-depth coverage of the economic, political, and social developments of the Industrial Revolution in the United States from 1750 to 1920. More than 200 substantial entries cover key individuals, significant technologies, inventions, court cases, companies, political institutions, economic events, and legislation. Highlights of the work include numerous entries on developments in water and rail transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, mass production, the labor movement, big government, and the key inventions that changed the American economy. More than 50 historical illustrations and photos enliven the text.

Greenwood Pub Group
Offers in-depth coverage of the developments and implications of the Industrial Revolution in the United States

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Some 200 entries, ranging from the American Stock Exchange to the "yellow-dog contract" explain terms, entities, persons, and processes important to the history of the Industrial Revolution in the United States. Olson (history, Sam Houston State U.) focuses on the period from the 1750s to the 1920s. Entries are cross referenced and include suggestions for further reading. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c2002
ISBN: 9780313308307
Branch Call Number: R 973.03 OLS
Characteristics: xxv, 313 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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