OP #2: Agrarian to Industrial Transition (Revolution) Gilded AGe

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The Industrial Revolution
, which took place from the 18th to 19th centuries, was a period during which predominantly agrarian, rural societies in Europe and America became industrial and urban. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, which began in Britain in the late 1700s, manufacturing was often done in people’s homes, using hand tools or basic machines. Industrialization marked a shift to powered, special-purpose machinery, factories and mass production. The iron and textile industries, along with the development of the steam engine, played central roles in the Industrial Revolution, which also saw improved systems of transportation, communication and banking. While industrialization brought about an increased volume and variety of manufactured goods and an improved standard of living for some, it also resulted in often grim employment and living conditions for the poor and working classes.

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Gilder Lehrman: Industrial America 1877-1900 (Complete Article Review Forms for any you have chosen to read thoroughly through)

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Man Made to Machining (complete Article Review Form)

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Child Labor:  http://www.history.com/topics/child-labor