Launched in Great Britain in the mid-18th century, the Industrial Revolution transformed much of the world from a simple agricultural society into a complex industrial society. U·X·L®'s Industrial Revolution Reference Librarycovers the ideas and social turmoil that marked this transition as well as the machines, manufacturing processes and energy sources that spurred it on. Industrial Revolution: Almanac includes approximately 12 thematic chapters and research and activity ideas. Industrial Revolution: Biographies profiles approximately 30 of the major figures of the period. Arranged thematically, Industrial Revolution: Primary Sources includes excerpts from speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts, novels, poems, memoirs and other documents from the era.
For table of contents, sample pages or other volume specific information see the entry for the Almanac, Biographies or Primary Sources.
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"This is an excellent adjunct to American and world history units and classes on economics and labor movements. The primary documents meet the needs of student researchers. Recommended for school and public libraries."
--Booklist (January 2004)
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