1851096205 3 Volumes, Very Good. Edge of pages a little dirty from storage. Light moisture damage to bottom edge of volume one. Light wear to covers/corners. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers. Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds.
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The first set of volumes in ABC-CLIO's breakthrough Industrial Revolution in America series features separate histories of three closely related industries whose maturation fueled the Industrial Revolution in the United States during the late 19th and 20th centuries, fundamentally changing the way Americans lived their lives.
With this set, students will learn how the steamship--the first great American contribution to the world's technology--helped turn the nation's waterways into a forerunner of our superhighways; how the Andrew Carnegie-led American steel industry surpassed its British rivals, marking a momentous power shift among industrialized nations; and how the railroads, spurred by some of the United States's most dynamic entrepreneurs (Cornelius Vanderbilt, John Pierpont Morgan, Jay Gould), moved from a single transcontinental link to become the most influential and far-reaching technological innovation of the Industrial Age, extending into virtually every facet of American culture and commerce.