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George, Enzo

Summary: Details the events of the Industrial Revolution, including the first factories, the creation of steamships, and the invention of railroads, and includes samples of primary sources from the time period.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: "The Industrial Revolution brought about great changes, but this was a time before many labor laws, and many children had to work from sunup to sundown. The poor had to work as rat catchers and coal miners! Readers will take in important historical context as they learn all about these and other horrible jobs of the era."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Pub Learning library 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 909.81 GRA

Summary: This series covers America's history from the age of Pre-Columbian Native Americans, through European discovery, colonization, independence, the forging of a young nation, and the settling of the American frontier. Students will look at the history of the United States from a new perspective, as they explore the events that have shaped modern American society. Professor Linwood Thompson is the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 EAR
2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 1
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 2

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Summary: Anne Lister returns to Halifax, West Yorkshire in 1832, determined to transform the fate of her faded ancestral home Shibden Hall.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Mooney, Carla

Summary: Offers 12 different views on the rise of industry and decline of farming. Each page provides information about what happened during the Industrial Revolution and how it affected different people, along with interesting sidebars, questions to consider, and historical images.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 12-Story Library 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 MOO

Griffin, Emma.

Summary: "This remarkable book looks at hundreds of autobiographies penned between 1760 and 1900 to offer an intimate firsthand account of how the Industrial Revolution was experienced by the working class. The Industrial Revolution brought not simply misery and poverty. On the contrary, Griffin shows how it raised incomes, improved literacy, and offered exciting opportunities for political action. For...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330.941 GRI

Summary: "London 1868: the Industrial Revolution fattens the purses of the privileged while the working class struggles to survive - until a pair of assassins emerges from the underworld to rally to their defense"--Container.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Contents: Should the United States become a manufacturing nation? --Industrialization before the Civil War -- Factories in Lowell -- Wealth, poverty, and industrialization in the Gilded Age -- Industrial workers and the rise of unionism -- Social effects of the Industrial Revolution --Child labor practices -- Historians debate the role of Robber Barons in the Industrial Revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenhaven Press 1998

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 330.973 IND

Burgan, Michael.

Contents: From the farm to the factory -- New power source, new factories -- On the move -- A revolution spreads.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 330.94025 BUR

Dickens, Charles

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Classics 2011

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DIC

Elliott, Kate

Summary: In the conclusion to the Spiritwalker Trilogy, Cat Barahal and her cousin Bee have their work cut out for them as they set out to crush their enemies, rescue Andevai, and clear their names as murder suspects.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ELL

Gilbert, Elizabeth

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Summary: " A glorious, sweeping novel of desire, ambition, and the thirst for knowledge, from the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love and Committed. In The Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction, inserting her inimitable voice into an enthralling story of love, adventure and discovery. Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GIL

Hubbard, Ben

Contents: Introduction -- Elizabeth Fry -- Florence Nightingale -- Sarah G. Bagley -- Mother Jones -- Summary -- Other important figures -- Women in the industrial revolution : timeline -- Find out more -- Glossary -- Index.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 305.42 Hubba 2015

Mann, Charles C.

Summary: Reveals how the voyages of Columbus reintroduced plants and animals that had been separated millions of years earlier, documenting how the ensuing exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas fostered a European rise.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909.4 MAN

Belfer, Lauren.

Summary: In 1901, Louisa Barrett, the headmistress of the most prestigious school in Buffalo, New York, discovers evidence of a murder tied to the city's cathedral-like power plant at nearby Niagara Falls. This shocking crime, followed by another mysterious death, ignites an explosive chain of events. For in this city of seething intrigue and dazzling progress, a battle rages among politicians, power...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delta Trade Paperbacks 2003

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BEL

Freeman, Joshua Benjamin

Summary: Factories, with their ingenious machinery and miraculous productivity, are celebrated as modern wonders of the world. Yet from William Blake's "dark Satanic mills" they have also fuelled our fears of the future. Telling the story of the factory, Joshua B. Freeman takes readers from the textile mills in England that powered the Industrial Revolution to the steel and car plants of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338 FRE

McDaniel, Melissa.

Summary: Examines the technological developments that brought about the great economic and social changes that came to be called the Industrial Revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2012

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Rosen, William

Summary: Traces how the adoption of the concept of intellectual property transformed the world after a millennium of poor progress in human welfare, documenting how a group of inventors and entrepreneurs developed the steam engine technology.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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Gilbert, Elizabeth

Summary: Spanning much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the novel follows the fortunes of the extraordinary Whittaker family as led by the enterprising Henry Whittaker--a poor-born Englishman who makes a great fortune in the South American quinine trade, eventually becoming the richest man in Philadelphia. Born in 1800, Henry's brilliant daughter, Alma (who inherits both her father's money...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC GIL

Mann, Charles C.

Summary: Charles Mann chronicles the Age of Exploration and its consequences. Here, he looks at how the European presence affected the Americas, China, and Africa.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

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Reid, Brian Holden.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.73 REI

Summary: After the chaos of the French Revolution, the concept of liberty became associated with nature rather than political events. This program analyzes the Romantic fascination and identification with the power of the natural world. Shedding light on William Blake's early childhood experiences in the countryside, the film also explores the work of John Clare-conveying how both poets revered the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: How were people's working lives affected by industrialization, and how did they react to these changes? This program concentrates on the crucial century of radical change between 1750 and 1850, when large numbers of people began for the first time to work in factories rather than on the land, and when agriculture had to adapt to provide for an expanding population. The program also covers the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In the space of 60 years, England transformed itself from a rural economy into an industrial powerhouse. This program tells the story of the innovations and innovators from the Industrial Revolution who changed the world of work, including John Smeaton's ground-breaking experiments with waterwheels, Richard Arkwright's revolutionary thread factories, and James Watt's fateful partnership with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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