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 Library covers the ideas and social turmoil that marked this transition as well as the machines, manufacturing processes and energy sources that spurred it on. Biographies feature not only thinkers such as John Maynard Keynes and Adam Smith, but also inventors such as James Watt and Eli Whitney. Fully explained is the radical reorganizing of society, the growth of urban centers, the population explosion, the rise of the professions, the tension between labor and capital, the need for governments to provide protection and services to the people and much more. The single volumes delve into the events, people, and issues of this historical era and are augmented with 180 illustrations. Included in each volume are a chronology, words to know section, sources for further research, sidebars, maps and volume specific indexes. Industrial Revolution: Almanac includes approximately 12 thematic chapters and research and activity ideas. Industrial Revolution: Biographies profiles approximately 28-30 individuals with entries arranged alphabetically. Arranged thematically, Industrial Revolution: Primary Sources includes excerpts from speeches, diary entries, newspaper accounts, novels, poems, memoirs and more.
Author: James L. Outman
Publication Date: 2017-04-15
Title: Industrial Revolution Reference Library Primary Sources