Threads of Change in 19th Century America


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

General essay on Industrialism 

The rise of industrialism


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


Andrew Carnegie 

John D. Rockefeller 

Samuel Morse

Charles Goodyear 

Prominent writers and labor leaders

Rebecca Harding Davis

Ida M. Tarbell, muckracker

Upton Sinclair, muckracker

Historical Perspective

The Standard Oil Company

Pullman Strike (1893)

Haymarket Affair (1886)