Development of the industrial U.S.; 3v. (plus index booklet).1414401744
Development of the industrial U.S.; 3v. (plus index booklet)
Benson, Sonia G.
Written to be accessible to a high school and beginning undergraduate audience, this three-volume set (plus an included cumulative index booklet) provides an historical overview of the economic, political, and social issues arising from US industrial development. One volume, the "Almanac almanac, originally, a calendar with notations of astronomical and other data. Almanacs have been known in simple form almost since the invention of writing, for they served to record religious feasts, seasonal changes, and the like. ," narrates the history of US industrialism in·dus·tri·al·ism
An economic and social system based on the development of large-scale industries and marked by the production of large quantities of inexpensive manufactured goods and the concentration of employment in urban factories. , describing transportation and communication systems, early technological innovators innovators
people who will try new things.
important figures in the farming or client community because they are the leaders in the introduction of new techniques and management systems. , the development of the first factories, the rise of the railroads and the Robber Barons Robber Barons
A disparaging term dating back to the 12th century which refers to:
1) Unscrupulous feudal lords who amassed personal fortunes by using illegal and immoral business practices, such as illegally charging tolls to merchant ships that passed , urbanization, workers and the labor movement, industrialism and the "New South," the effects of industrialism on farming and ranching in the West, and reformers of the Progressive Era. Another volume presents 27 biographies of important figures, including industrial capitalists, politicians and social reformers, inventors, and union leaders, as well as one entry on Chinese transcontinental railroad transcontinental railroad, in U.S. history, rail connection with the Pacific coast. In 1845, Asa Whitney presented to Congress a plan for the federal government to subsidize the building of a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific. workers. The volume on primary sources presents excerpts from 18 documents, including Alexander Hamilton's Report to Congress on the Subject of Manufactures, Eli Whitney's cotton gin cotton gin, machine for separating cotton fibers from the seeds. The charkha, used in India from antiquity, consists of two revolving wooden rollers through which the fibers are drawn, leaving the seeds. petition, an account of life among female mill workers, John D. Rockefeller's memoirs, Federal antitrust legislation, and Horatio Alger novels.
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