The Industrial Revolution
At every stage in world history, a core group of individuals have been the driving force behind the most critical events. They have defined the issues, pushed for change, debated, and led others for a cause. Each title in the People at the Center of series pulls together the core collection people that have influenced, caused, and reacted to the world's most significant historical events. Each extended encyclopedic entry covers biographical details as a basis for leading into the significance of each person and how they fit into the bigger picture.
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Alexander Graham Bell Andrew Carnegie automobile industry became known became vital began Bell's boat born Britain built Charles Goodyear Chicago child labor laws Clermont cloth coal mines communication companies cotton mills Cotton thread created dashes that represent Derbyshire died efficient electric lighting England factory plans faster father Ford's George Stephenson Gompers Henry Ford hired Hull House Industrial Revolution industry emerged Invented the telegraph inventor James Watt Jane Addams Knights of Labor lighting system machinery Mary Harris Jones moving assembly line needed neighborhood oil industry operate opposite Pennsylvania power industry power loom product shipments railroad Richard Arkwright Robert Fulton Rockefeller Rockefeller's rubber became rundown Samuel F.B. Morse Samuel Slater SARA WOOTEN Scotland sold spinning machine Standard Oil steam engine steam locomotive steel industry successful steamboat telephone textile factories textile industry Thomas Edison toiled in dangerous transportation United vulcanization water frame wealthy wire York