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WORLD HISTORY: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION-- SELECTED  RESOURCES

Keeley Library   Revised January 23, 2001
See also:
U.S.Business History
Trade Unions

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONI

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.10 and v.20
 in Encyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v.15, v.27
Lampard, Eric Edwin. "Industrial Revolution" v.10
Handlin, Oscar. "United States,History of the:1870-1916" v. 20 See section on Industrialization and Reform, pages 176-183
Cleland, Hugh. "Industrial Revolution".v. 15 
Davis, W.N. Jr. "United States-Age of Industrial Growth" v. 27

REFERENCE BOOKS

Ref. 609 B942 1993

 

The Timetables of Technology
Chapter on the Industrial Revolution 1733-1878 (pages 158-266 )
Discusses the canal age, mechanization of farming, steam engines, machine tools, railroads, cotton gin, telegraph, electricity, etc.
Chapter on the Electric Age 1879-1946 (pages 278-306) discusses radio, telephone, Pasteur, Edison, Marconi, etc.
Ref. 940 M194 v.2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Great Events From History Modern European Series Volume II 1800-1899
Includes summary and list of additional readings for the following:
1802 Davy Invents the Arc Lamp
1825 Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railways
1834 The New Poor Law
1835 Municipal Corporations Act
1836 Beginning of the Chartist Movement
1839 Daguerre Develops the First Permanent Photograph
1840 Grove's First Incandescent Electric Lamp
1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition
1854 Building the Suez Canal
1858 Laying of the First Transatlantic Cable
1883 Social Insurance Laws in Europe
1883 Daimler Develops the First Gasoline Combustion Engine
1895 Marconi Develops Wireless Telegraphy
1895 Roentgen Develops XRays
1897 Invention of the Diesel Engine
Ref. 509.73 W751 American Science and Invention
This is a pictorial history of American contributions to the Industrial Revolution
Ref. 973.0992 A512 American Reformers
Includes a list of reformers by category at the end of the book. Categories include child welfare, economic reform, labor unions, settlement houses, etc.
Rev. 363.700922 A969 1993 The Environmentalists: a biographical dictionary from the 17th century to the present.
Ref. 909 M613 v,2

 

Landmarks of World Civilization: the search for order Volume 2
Pages 198 to 249 contain the following sources about 19th Century Industrialism:# Topics:
35. Rousseau's the Social Contract
36. Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations
38. Mary Wollenstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Women etc. 
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INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION ECONOMIC HISTORY. SOCIAL HISTORY INDUSTRIALIZATION

PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

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JACKDAWS :

The following contain document facsimiles, susggested student activiites and outside readings.
The Early Trade Unions Includes British 19th Century union activities. Communes and Communitarians in America
James Watt and Steam Power Focus is on social and economic consequences of harnessing steam. The Great Exhibition 1851 How the Crystal Palace was built, what kinds of exhibits were shown, and what the public thought of it are explained in this jackdaw.

WEB SITES
The following links were obtained from   Text and Documents: Europe  http://history.hanover.edu/europe.htm/

Edwin Chadwick: Report on Sanitary Conditions (Brown: Victorian Web) Richard Guest: The Steam Loom, 1823 (Modern History Sourcebook)
Industrial Revolution Chronology Hot Links to topics about Industrial Revolution

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Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
September, 1978  to  June, 2001