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The British Industrial Revolution
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604134984
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-498-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 03/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 330
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 128

Summary

Between approximately 1750 and 1850, Great Britain experienced the world's first industrial revolution. In the space of just three or four generations, a society of peasant farmers living life according to the ancient rhythms of nature was rebuilt into a dynamic industrial community of smokestack factories and great bustling cities. Horse-drawn wagons were replaced by the iron railroad, sailing ships by the steamboat. Britain's economic transformation became the model of modernity for the rest of the world. While industrialization brought wealth, it also brought with it new social problems—urban squalor, economic inequality, and environmental pollution. The British Industrial Revolution looks at how and why the Industrial Revolution occurred and what its consequences were for the ordinary men, women, and children caught up in its extraordinary changes.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Biographical sidebars. Excerpts from primary source documents. Chronology. Timeline. Footnotes. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Alan Allport grew up in Whiston, England and received a doctorate in history from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. He currently teaches at Princeton University. In addition to writing numerous books for Chelsea House, he is the author of Demobbed: Coming Home after World War Two. He lives near Philadelphia with his family.

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"This is an excellent example of series nonfiction for teens."


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