The Industrial Revolution: Key Themes and Documents

Editors: Olson, James S. and Kenny, Shannon L.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $45.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $67.50
ISBN: 978-1-61-069975-4
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 22
Book Status: Available
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This book is a concise reference source on the era in American history known as the Industrial Revolution-a period characterized by urbanization, mass immigration, organization of labor, and an immense gap between wealthy industrialists and the poor.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Key Themes
  • Introduction
  • Topical List of Entries
  • List of Primary Documents
  • The Encyclopedia
  • A
  • A&P.
  • Agricultural Revolution
  • Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers of the United States
  • American Federation of Labor
  • American Railway Union
  • American System
  • Antitrust
  • Armour, Philip Danforth
  • Automobile
  • B
  • Bailey v. Drexel Furniture Co. (1922)
  • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
  • Bank of the United States
  • Bell, Alexander Graham
  • Bellamy, Edward
  • Bessemer Process
  • Bimetallism
  • Bryan, William Jennings
  • C
  • Canals
  • Capitalism
  • Carnegie, Andrew
  • Central Pacific Railroad
  • Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad Company v. Minnesota (1890)
  • Child Labor
  • Chrysler, Walter Percy
  • Civil War
  • Clay, Henry
  • Clayton Antitrust Act of 1914
  • Coal
  • Commerce Clause
  • Contracts Clause
  • Cooper, Peter
  • Copyright.
  • Corporation
  • Cotton Gin
  • Coxey's Army
  • Crocker, Charles
  • Croly, Herbert David
  • Cumberland Road
  • D
  • Debs, Eugene Victor
  • Deere, John
  • Depression of 1873.
  • Depression of 1893
  • Donnelly, Ignatius
  • Du Pont, Pierre
  • Duke, James Buchanan
  • Durant, William Crapo
  • Duryea Brothers
  • E
  • Eastman, George
  • Edison, Thomas Alva
  • Election of 1860
  • Election of 1896
  • Election of 1912
  • Electricity
  • Ely, Richard T.
  • Erie Canal
  • F
  • Factory
  • Farming.
  • Federal Reserve Act of 1913
  • Federal Trade Commission Act of 1914
  • Field, Cyrus West
  • Firestone, Harvey Samuel
  • Flying Shuttle.
  • Ford, Henry
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Frick, Henry Clay
  • Frontier Thesis
  • Fulton, Robert.
  • G
  • Gary, Elbert Henry.
  • General Electric Corporation
  • General Motors Corporation
  • George, Henry
  • Gibbons v. Ogden (1824)
  • Gold Standard Act of 1900
  • Gompers, Samuel
  • Goodyear, Charles.
  • Gould, Jay
  • Granger Laws
  • Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company
  • Great Migration, The
  • Great Northern Railway
  • Great Railroad Strike of 1877.
  • Greenback-Labor Party
  • H
  • Hamilton, Alexander.
  • Hammer v. Dagenhart (1918)
  • Hard Money
  • Harriman, Edward Henry
  • Haymarket Riot
  • Haywood, William Dudley.
  • Hill, James Jerome
  • Hoe, Richard March
  • Holding Company
  • Homestead Strike
  • Hopkins, Mark
  • Horizontal Integration
  • Howe, Elias
  • Hydroelectric Power
  • I
  • Immigration
  • In re Debs (1895)
  • Industrial Workers of the World
  • Infrastructure
  • Injunction
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Interlocking Directorate
  • Internal Improvements
  • Internal-Combustion Engine
  • Interstate Commerce Act of 1887.
  • Interstate Commerce Commission
  • J
  • Jones, Mary Harris (“Mother Jones”)
  • The Jungle.
  • K
  • Knights of Labor
  • L
  • Laissez-Faire
  • Light Bulb
  • Lochner v. New York (1905)
  • M
  • Marshall, John
  • Mass Production
  • McCormick, Cyrus Hall
  • Meat Inspection Act of 1906
  • Meat-Packing Industry
  • Mesabi Range
  • Molly Maguires
  • Monopoly
  • Morgan, John Pierpont
  • Morse, Samuel Finley Breese
  • Muckrakers
  • Muller v. Oregon (1908)
  • Munn v. Illinois (1877)
  • N
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Banking Act of 1864
  • National Labor Union
  • National Road.
  • New Freedom
  • New Nationalism
  • New South
  • New York Central Railroad
  • Northern Pacific Railway
  • O
  • Ocala Platform
  • Ohio and Erie Canal
  • Oil.
  • Oil Well
  • Otis, Elisha Graves
  • P
  • Panic of 1819
  • Panic of 1837
  • Panic of 1857
  • Panic of 1873
  • Panic of 1907
  • Patent.
  • Pennsylvania Railroad
  • Petroleum
  • Pollock v. Farmer's Loan and Trust Company.
  • Pool
  • Populists
  • Powderly, Terence Vincent.
  • Precision Lathe
  • Printing Press
  • Progressive Movement
  • Pujo Committee
  • Pullman, George Mortimer
  • Pullman Strike
  • Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906
  • R
  • Railroad Brotherhoods
  • Railroad Strike of 1877
  • Railroads
  • Reaper.
  • Rebate
  • Refrigeration
  • Robber Barons
  • Rockefeller, John Davison
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Rosenwald, Julius.
  • S
  • Sachs, Samuel
  • Schwab, Charles
  • Scientific Management
  • Sears, Roebuck and Company
  • Second Bank of the United States.
  • Separate Spheres
  • Sewing Machine
  • Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890
  • Sinclair, Upton Beall
  • Singer, Isaac.
  • Single-Tax Movement.
  • Sixteenth Amendment
  • Slater, Samuel
  • Slaughterhouse Cases
  • Slavery
  • Social Darwinism
  • Social Gospel
  • Socialism
  • Specie Circular (Soft Money)
  • Spindletop
  • Spinning
  • Spinning Jenny.
  • Standard Oil Company
  • Stanford, Leland
  • Steam Engine
  • Steam Turbine
  • Steel
  • Stevens, Robert Livingston
  • Sumner, William Graham.
  • Sweatshops
  • Swift, Gustavus Franklin
  • Swift & Co. v. United States (1905)
  • Sylvis, William.
  • T
  • Taft, William Howard
  • Taylor, Frederick Winslow.
  • Telegraph
  • Telephone
  • Tesla, Nikola
  • Textile Industry
  • Tractor
  • Transcontinental Railroad
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
  • Trust
  • Turner, Frederick Jackson.
  • Turnpike
  • Typewriter
  • U
  • Union Pacific Railroad
  • United Mine Workers
  • United States Steel Corporation
  • United States v. E. C. Knight Company (1895)
  • V
  • Vanderbilt, Cornelius
  • Veblen, Thorstein
  • Vertical Integration
  • Vulcanization
  • W
  • Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railroad Co. v. Illinois (1886)
  • Waltham System
  • Ward, Aaron Montgomery
  • Washington, Booker T. “Atlanta Compromise Speech” (1895)
  • Westinghouse, George
  • Whitney, Eli
  • Wilson, Thomas Woodrow
  • Wilson-Gorman Tariff.
  • Women in the Workplace
  • Y
  • Yellow-Dog Contract
  • Primary Documents
  • Engineer Horatio Allen's Description of the First Run (1851)
  • Andrew Carnegie's “Gospel of Wealth,” North American Review (1889)
  • Carnegie's Letters to Frick during Homestead Strike (1892)
  • McClure's Magazine Muckraking Expose on Standard Oil and Rockefellers by Ida Tarbell
  • Atlantic Monthly Article on Telegraph Technology (1860)
  • Harper's Weekly Report on Construction of the Transcontinental Railroad (July 27, 1867)
  • Chicago Tribune's Coverage of the 1871 Great Fire
  • Chicago Tribune Article on the Haymarket Riot of 1886
  • Jacob Riis's How the Other Half Lives (1890)
  • Booker T. Washington's Atlanta Compromise Speech (1895)
  • Political Cartoon, “The Little Boy and the Big Boys” (1901)
  • Political Cartoon from Puck, “The Kind of Anti-Trust Legislation That Is Needed” (1902)
  • Frederick Jackson Turner's “The Significance of the Frontier in American History” (1893)
  • Charles Eliot Norton's “True Patriotism” (1898)
  • Upton Sinclair's The Jungle (1906)
  • Sample Document-Based Essay Question (DBQ)
  • Top Tips for Answering Document-Based Essay Questions
  • Appendix A: Chronology of the Industrial Revolution in America
  • Appendix B: Period Learning Objectives for Students
  • Appendix C: Listing of Biographical Entries
  • Appendix D: Listing of Entries Related to Supreme Court Cases and Acts of Congress
  • Bibliography