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Threads of Change in 19th Century America

Industrialism 

Your first job is to develop a personal definition of Industrialism.  The following sites will be helpful:

General essay on Industrialism www.msu.edu/user/brownlow/indrev.htm 

The rise of industrialism http://members.aol.com/TeacherNet/Industrial.html

 

Write down your definition.  This definition will become a part of your company's museum presentation.  (rubric)

Now investigate the sites below for examples which best illustrate the Industrial movement in America. You must choose four examples which may include:  literary works,  artwork, music or an artifact.  Be sure to cite your work. You should have a minimum of four sources.

Inventors and Entrepreneurs

 
 Thomas Alva Edison http://www.thomasedison.com/

 

Andrew Carnegie http://www.andrewcarnegie.cc/ 

John D. Rockefeller http://www.rockefeller.edu/archive.ctr/jdrsrbio.html 

Samuel Morse http://www.rod.beavon.clara.net/samuel.htm

Charles Goodyear http://www.b-link.co.uk/ckn/inventors/charles_goodyear.htm 

Prominent writers and labor leaders

Rebecca Harding Davis http://www.gonzaga.edu/faculty/campbell/enl311/davis.htm

Ida M. Tarbell, muckracker http://womenshistory.about.com/library/bio/blbio_ida_tarbell.htm

Upton Sinclair, muckracker http://www.ssa.gov/history/sinclair.html

Historical Perspective

The Standard Oil Company http://www.history.rochester.edu/fuels/tarbell/UPTO20.HTM

Pullman Strike (1893) http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USApullman.htm

Haymarket Affair (1886) http://mempru.loc.gov/ammem/award98/ichihtm/hayhome.htm