Daily Life in the Industrial United States, 1870-1900 (Hardback)
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Short Description for Daily Life in the Industrial United States, 1870-1900 Explores the effects on industrialization on the daily life of Americans between the years of 1870 to 1900.
- Published: 30 September 2004
- Format: Hardback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780313323027 ISBN 10: 031332302X
Full description for Daily Life in the Industrial United States, 1870-1900
Daily life in the Industrial age was ever-changing, unsettling, outright dangerous, and often thrilling. Electric power turned night into day, cities swelled with immigrants from the countryside and from Europe, and great factories belched smoke and beat unnatural rhythms while turning out consumer goods at an astonishing pace. Distance and time condensed as rail travel and telegraph lines tied the vast United States together as never before. First-hand accounts from workers, housewives, and children help illuminate the significant achievements of the era and their impact on the everyday lives of ordinary people. Readers will learn of a broad range of personal experiences, while comprehending the importance of the economic and social developments of the period. A chronology, a glossary, more than 40 photographs, and further reading sources complete the work.